Sonora Quest Laboratories introduces blood-based CRC test — 5 insights

Sonora Quest Laboratories made its blood-based colorectal cancer test BeScreened-CRC available to the public, AZ Central reports.

What you should know:

1. The test has a 94 percent accuracy rate.

2. Sonora offers the test for $170. It's not covered by Medicaid and is only covered by some private payers.

3. The test is not yet FDA-approved.

4. Still the test is an option for patients that are either unwilling or unable to undergo colonoscopy or fecal-based testing.

5. Like with most second-line testing options, Sonora recommends patients undergo a colonoscopy if the test is positive.

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