Understand Your Test Results

Understanding the Epi proColon Test Results

A positive result means that altered Septin 9 DNA has been found in your blood sample. While a positive result indicates an increased chance that you have colon cancer, it does not mean you have cancer.

If your result is positive, your doctor will recommend that you have a colonoscopy.

A negative result means altered Septin 9 DNA has not been found in your blood sample. A negative result indicates a decreased chance that you have colon cancer. Some people with colon cancer may have negative results. You should still continue to get screened for colon cancer on a regular basis, and talk to your doctor about a personal screening plan that’s right for you.

Why do all positive colon screening tests lead to a colonoscopy?

Positive colon screening tests tell you that you might have colon cancer, not that you have colon cancer. A colonoscopy is a procedure that examines the lining of your intestine and rectum for colon cancer. It can also find and remove polyps to prevent cancer. Learn more about colonoscopy.