Second Generation FIT is a 5 minute test for Colon Cancer Screening in the physicians office with no diet or medicine restrictions. Recognized as the Gold Standard for Colorectal Cancer Detection by the American College of Gastroenterology, and an approved colorectal cancer screening method by the U.S. Joint Preventative Task Force, the Center for Disease Control, and the American Cancer Society. May be performed in the office or as a send-home test. CPT CODE: 82274QW and/or G0328QW ($22.23) national average reimbursement.
Second Generation FIT is designed to detect globulin levels - a biomarker for Colorectal Cancer, Diverticulitis, Crohn's Disease, IBD and IBS - at 50 ng/mL in a spontaneously passed stool. Studies have shown that the overall sensitivity for occult (hidden) blood is 98% while the specificity is 96%; leaving the accuracy of Second Generation FIT at 97%. The FIT test has a two year shelf life from the date of manufacture and can be stored at room temperature. CLIA waived and FDA cleared for OTC (Home) Use.
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