Colon cancer will often present no symptoms.
If you have already noted blood in the stool, or any other symptoms listed, you should talk to your physician.
Symptoms of colon cancer include:
- Blood in your stool
- A change in bowel habits (diarrhea, constipation or loose stools)
- Rectal bleeding
- Unexplained pain in the abdomen
- Weakness and fatigue
The purpose of this test is to identify the presence of blood in the stool, which may be invisible to the naked eye. If you have already noted blood in the stool, or any other symptoms listed previously, you should talk to your physician.
The American Cancer Society recommend that you start regular screening at the age of 45, or younger if you have a family history of colon cancer.
You should take the test if:
- You are experiencing gastrointestinal symptoms
- You have a history of adenomas (benign tumors)
- You have inflammatory bowel disease* (which includes Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis)
- You have an inherited syndrome (e.g. Lynch syndrome/HNPCC or FAP)
- You have type 2 diabetes
- You have undergone radiation therapy
*Those with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) are at an increased risk of developing colon cancer. If you have IBD your result may also be positive due to bleeding and inflammation in your colon.
HOW IT WORKS
Order your test.
Choose the test that matches your need from your large array of tests. The kit will be delivered to your door step. There is no need to leave the comfort of your home.
Collect your sample.
Register and activate your test. Collect your sample first thing in the morning. Return your sample to our lab as soon as possible, using the prepaid envelope included in the kit.
Your sample will be tested as soon as it arrives in our lab. Your results will be available through our secure online platform.
Details and FAQs
Here are some of the most frequently asked questions we usually get. Please feel free to contact us if you have any other questions.
It is recommended to get screened from the age of 45, or younger if you have a family history of colon cancer.
IFor this test a small stool sample is required.
We has a team of physicians who will review your order and results. Our nursing team is on standby throughout the testing process and, if you test positive, you will receive a call to discuss your results and treatment options.
Please ensure that the sample is collected before 9am and returned immediately using the carrier method provided within the test kit. Each test includes a prepaid shipping envelope to return your samples to the laboratory.
Please do not collect or return samples on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday.
Keeping your data secure is important to us. All data is completely anonymized to ensure that your privacy is maintained throughout the process. We will not share your information with any third party.
All samples are disposed of following analysis.
Your samples are processed in the same labs used by primary care providers, hospitals and government schemes.
Therizon laboratories are CLIA approved and CAP-accredited, which are the highest levels of accreditation. Tests kits are manufactured within our ISO 1385 accredited facility, the highest level of accreditation for medical devices.