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Old 05-25-2012, 07:23 PM   #1
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ColoVantage DNA Blood Test for colorectal cancer

While getting routine blood work done for a physical I saw a pamphlet in the lab about the ColoVantage DNA Test for colorectal cancer. I went back to my doctor's office (he is an internist and a gastroenterologist) and had the nurse ask him if he would add the test to my blood work orders and he did.

I go back in a week for the actual physical. Has anyone had this test done? What happened?

I know that it isn't as accurate as a colonoscopy, but I figure it has to be better than doing nothing. I am aware of the statistics regarding the test's accuracy and rate of false positives, but am not sure whether I am allowed to post them here.

I wanted to add - I know that if someone had symptoms they should definitely get the colonoscopy, and the company itself says that a colonoscopy is the thing to do, but they are encouraging people who otherwise wouldn't get a general screening colonoscopy to do this rather than do nothing.

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Old 04-30-2013, 02:05 PM   #2
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Re: ColoVantage DNA Blood Test for colorectal cancer

I posted the Colovantage DNA Blood Test query nearly a year ago and didn't get any responses, so I wanted to try again. Has anyone else taken this test?

Since I posted the message May 25, 2012, I saw my doc for a physical. He said that he likes this test, but highly recommends a colonoscopy.

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