To Receive a Cologuard Test, Follow these Easy Steps:

 
1. Talk to your Healthcare Provider

Start by taking to your healthcare provider. it's only available by prescription, so once your provider orders the kit, it's shipped right to your home.

2. Provide your Sample

Using the test is easy and requires only one stool sample. Cologuard uses advanced technology to find DNA and blood in your stool, which detects cells that could be associated with cancer or precancer.

3. Send in your Kit

Send your Cologuard kit to the lab with the prepaid and preaddressed UPS label provided. Once the kit has been returned and processed, the lab will contact your doctor who will then follow up with you to discuss the results.
 

 

Why Use Cologuard for Colorectal Cancer Screening?

 

NONINVASIVE. Screen for colorectal cancer from the comfort of your home.

 

EFFECTIVE. Detects altered DNA and blood in your stool to find 92% of colorectal cancers.5

 

NO COST. WEA Trust members receive the screening kit for FREE.

 

CONVENIENT. Screening kit is sent to, and picked up from, your home.
References

[1] National Cancer Institute. SEER Cancer stat facts: colorectal cancer. https://seer.cancer.gov/statfacts/html/colorect.html. Accessed January 8, 2020.

[2] Siegel RL, Fedewa SA, Anderson WF, et al. Colorectal cancer incidence patterns in the United States, 1974-2013. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2017;109(8). 10.1093/jnci/jw322.

[3] Patel SG, Ahnen DJ. Familial colon cancer syndromes: an update of a rapidly evolving field. Curr Gastroenterol Rep. 2012;14(5):428-438.

[4] American Cancer Society. Key statistics for colorectal cancer. https://www.cancer.org/cancer/colon-rectal-cancer/about/key-statistics.html. Last revised January 2019. Accessed January 8, 2020.

[5] Imperiale TF, Ransohoff DF, Itzkowitz SH, et al. Multitarget stool DNA testing for colorectal-cancer screening. N Engl J Med. 2014;370(14):1287-1297.

FAQs

Who is Eligible for Cologuard?

WEA Trust members who are 45 to 75 years of age are eligible for Cologuard. Cologuard may not be appropriate for everyone based on specific health factors or conditions. Talk to your doctor to see if  Cologuard is right for you. WEA Trust must be your primary insurance.

Who is Eligible to Receive a $50 Amazon Gift Card?

WEA Trust members who are 45 to 75 years of age and have a Cologuard screening will receive a $50 Amazon gift card for making smart healthcare decisions. WEA Trust must be your primary insurance. 

Unfortunately due to ETF guidelines, State Health Plan members are not eligible to receive the gift card but can have a Cologuard screening test.

How Often Can I Receive a Colorectal Screening?

Colorectal screening is a covered preventive service.  Frequency of recommended screenings varies based on type of screening (every 3 years for Cologuard or every 10 years for in-person Colonoscopy). Ask your doctor if Cologuard is appropriate for your preventive screening.

What if results show DNA associated with a cancerous growth?

If you need a follow-up colonoscopy following the Cologuard screening, it will also be covered as a preventive benefit.