Increasing Colonoscopy Compliance Using a Blood-Based Risk Assessment Test for Colorectal Cancer

Chun Ren Lim, Mohamad Hasyim Mohd Sharil Sim, Eng Lok Seow, Prashanta Kumar Das, David Frederick Harris, Michelle Mei Lin Lee, Choong-Chin Liew, Robert Burakoff

Abstract


ColonSentry® is a minimally invasive, blood-based risk assessment test for colorectal cancer. The test is used to increase patient compliance with colonoscopy. Many physicians have inquired about the incidence of non-malignant lesions found in patients after colonoscopy prompted by an increased risk score on the ColonSentry test. Here we report on the colonoscopy results of five patients with increased ColonSentry risk scores. Of those five patients, three were determined to have polyps, one of which was pre-malignant.


Keywords


ColonSentry; Colorectal cancer; Biomarkers; Colonoscopy

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/gh.v1i1.5262

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