One in twenty people will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer in their lifetime. Colorectal cancer accounts for 8.3% of all cancer-related deaths in the US.
Symptoms of colorectal cancer include:
- Blood in your stool
- A change in bowel habits
- Bleeding from the anus
- Unexplained pain in your stomach
- A lump in your abdomen
- Reduced appetite/unexplained weight loss
- Hemorrhoids and/or anal fissures
- Dizziness, tiredness or breathlessness
Colon cancer is the most common cancer in men and women. As 50% of Colon cancers are fatal due to late diagnoses, it's important to identify risks early.
You should take the test if:
- you are experiencing symptoms of Colon cancer
- you are over the age of 45
- you have a history of adenomas (benign tumors)
- you have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
- you have ulcerative colitis
- you have Crohn's disease
- you have Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome (PJS)
- you have MYH-associated polyposis (MAP)
- you have Lynch Syndrome (hereditary non-polyposis Colon cancer)
- you have type 2 diabetes
- you have undergone radiation therapy
The test must be taken fasted, before 9 a.m and returned on the same day.
Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT)
The Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT) detects hidden blood in the stool, an early symptom of colon cancer. The test is able to identify blood that is secreted in the lower intestines. The test does not determine if you have colon cancer, it indicates that you may require further testing in the form of a colonoscopy.
How to collect your sample
Watch our instructional video to see how easy it is to collect your sample.
How it works
Collect Your Sample
Activate your test and collect your sample in the morning. Return your sample on the same day, using the prepaid shipping label provided.
Review Accurate Results
Once your sample arrives in the laboratory, confidential results will be available from your secure online account within 2 to 5 days.
Get Medical Support
Our dedicated team of physicians and nurses are available 24/7 and will call you to explain your results.
Still have questions?
Here are some questions we usually get about LetsGetChecked. If you would like yours answered, please contact us.
Activating the test connects you to the unique alphanumeric barcode within your LetsGetChecked test kit. The laboratory cannot process your sample if the test kit is not activated and linked to you.
LetsGetChecked 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 complete 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.
LetsGetChecked laboratories are CLIA approved and CAP-accredited, which are the highest levels of accreditation.
Tests kits are manufactured within our ISO 13485 accredited facility, the highest level of accreditation for medical devices.