Your colon health
Your colon (or large intestine) is the last and largest part of your gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Food enters your colon after it has finished moving through your small intestine, where your body absorbs nutrients. The colon's job is to dehydrate what's left of the food and form it into stool, which is excreted as waste later in the digestive process. Small, noncancerous clumps of cells (called polyps) can sometimes grow in your colon. Over time, these polyps can become colon cancer.
Test yourself conveniently and talk to a healthcare provider
Screening with a fecal immunochemical test (FIT) can help you stay proactive about detecting colon cancer early, when it is easier to treat. Get your test to collect your sample discreetly at home and review results right from your Cue Health App. Plus, it's easier than ever to discuss your results with on-demand telehealth visits through your App.
Reducing your risk
When it comes to colon cancer, the most effective way to reduce your risk is with regular screening. Talk to your healthcare provider to better understand your risk and how regular screening can help you stay healthy and improve chances of treatment if you get sick.
At-home fecal immunochemical test (FIT) to help detect early signs of colon cancer. Order your test, send in your sample, and you'll be able to review your results securely in the Cue Health App within a few days. Based on your results, your healthcare provider might also recommend other screening tests or procedures, such as a colonoscopy.
This test identifies small amounts of blood in your stool.
Blood in your stool can be an early sign of cancerous or precancerous growths in your colon. Regular screening can help you detect colon cancers early, when they are easier to treat.
- Fast delivery and pre-paid return shipping
- HSA/FSA eligible
- Results sent to the Cue Health App
- Includes a stool sample kit
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How it works
Your fecal immunochemical test (FIT) helps you screen yourself for colon cancer discreetly at home. Collect your sample privately at your convenience and review your test in the Cue Health App. If you have questions or want to discuss your results, you can use your App to access on-demand telehealth visits with board-certified clinicians. Our clinicians can help you understand and interpret your test results.
Purchase and register your test kit
Purchase your test kit from the Cue Health website or in the Cue Health App. Once you receive your kit, register it using your box's QR code.
Collect and mail in your sample
Follow the step-by-step instructions in your test kit and in the Cue Health App to collect your sample. Ship your sample to the lab using your test kit's pre-paid return packaging.
View your results
We'll let you know when your results are ready. Just log in to your Cue Health App to review them securely at your convenience.
Talk to a clinician
If you have questions or want to discuss your results, request an on-demand telehealth session in the Cue Health App.
About this test
What this test measures
This test identifies small amounts of blood in your stool, which can be an early sign of cancerous or precancerous growths in your colon. The American Cancer Society estimates that there will be more than 106,000 new cases of colon cancer diagnosed in 2023 in the United States.¹ Colon cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in both men and women. Regular screening can help you detect colon cancers early, when they are easier to treat. If your test returns positive, this may be caused by something other than cancer. It's important to consult a healthcare provider to discuss your results and to obtain recommendations for any additional testing or treatment.
Who should take this test
The US Preventive Services Task Force recommends colon cancer screening for²:
- Adults age 45 to 75
- Adults age 76 to 85 who have been recommended to continue screening by their doctor
Many people with colon cancer experience no symptoms in the early stages. When symptoms appear, they can vary depending on the cancer's size and location. Some symptoms may include:
- Changes in your bowel habits
- Blood in your stool
- Persistent abdominal discomfort
- Weakness or fatigue
- Unexplained weight loss
You must be age 18 or older to take this test. Your healthcare provider might also recommend other screening tests or procedures, such as a colonoscopy. Due to state restrictions, this test is not available to residents of New Jersey, New York, and Rhode Island.
What's included in the sample kit
This stool sample collection kit includes:
- Sample bottle with probe
- Sample collection paper
- Biohazard bag with absorbent sheet
- Return shipping box
- Return shipping envelope bag
- Pre-paid return shipping label
How to collect samples
Get started by downloading the Cue Health App. Please ensure you’ve installed the latest version (1.16 or newer). Follow step-by-step instructions within your app and sample collection kit to collect and mail in your sample.
Your Health and Privacy Are Our Priority
We bring quality and safety to the forefront of everything we do with top-tier laboratories and board-certified healthcare providers that ensure the highest standards of medical accuracy and data privacy.
Patient health information is protected under the 1996 Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Our partners are HIPAA compliant and follow established regulations and standards to keep your personal information private and safe.
CLIA Certified Labs
Cue's partner labs are certified under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA). This means they meet rigorous federal and state regulations to perform quality laboratory testing and deliver accurate, reliable, and timely test results.
Our clinicians are healthcare providers qualified by the American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS) to provide medical advice, care, and treatment.
Your colon health
Frequently asked questions
How accurate are the results?
The laboratories we partner with to process Cue tests are CLIA-certified and CAP-accredited, which means they meet the highest standards for pathology and laboratory medicine. Additionally, each of our test kits are assembled in FDA-registered manufacturing facilities.
How long does the testing process take?
In most cases, your results will be available 3 to 5 business days after the lab receives your sample. You’ll be notified once you can securely review your results in the Cue Health App. If your results are delayed, our customer service team will reach out to you.
Holidays may cause shipping and laboratory delays. These holidays include:
- New Year’s Day
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
- Friday after Thanksgiving
- Christmas Day
Will my insurance cover the cost of the test?
Cue test kits are not currently covered by insurance, but we are actively working with health insurance companies to get coverage for Cue Health solutions. (Please note, Cue COVID-19 tests are covered by insurance. Check with your provider for details.) However, many Cue test kits are FSA/HSA eligible, which means that your health benefits may cover them. We recommend connecting with your insurance provider directly to inquire about their policies and your plan. We work hard to keep our pricing accessible, and in most cases, the price of a Cue test is comparable to the out-of-pocket costs for testing in a clinical setting.
I ordered my kit. What should I do next?
Get started by downloading the Cue Health App. Please ensure you’ve installed the latest version (1.16 or newer). Follow step-by-step instructions within your app and sample collection kit to collect and mail in your sample. If you have trouble registering your test kit, please reach customer support from the Cue Health App. You may also contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 1 (833)-CUE-TEST.
How will I receive my results?
Health test results can vary from person to person. We recommend speaking with a healthcare provider if you want to better understand your test, or if you have unexpected or abnormal results. You may also receive additional information from our team via email within 24 hours. If your results are invalid and you want to request a replacement test, please contact customer support at 1 (833) 283-8378 or email email@example.com.
Will my package be shipped discreetly?
Your package will be delivered discreetly by Amazon, our delivery fulfillment partner. Your order will arrive in an Amazon box with no test names or Cue Health-branded images. In most cases, Cue Health will not appear on your package; however, it may be printed on your shipping label on rare occasions.
Are at-home test kits available in every state?
Due to state restrictions, Cue mail-in lab tests are not available to residents of New York. Additionally, the Colon Cancer Screening, the Women’s Sexual Health Panel, and the Men’s Sexual Health Panel is not available to residents of New Jersey, New York, and Rhode Island. These restrictions do not apply to Cue’s COVID-19 test.
What support will I get with my results?
What health test results mean can vary from person to person. If you have questions or want to discuss your results, we recommend speaking with a healthcare provider. You can go to the Care tab in your App to consult a provider and access 24/7 virtual care. You might also want to talk with your healthcare provider if you are concerned about your results. If you test positive for certain conditions with a Cue test, you can request a video chat with a clinician through Cue Care™ at no extra cost. If you receive a prescription, you’ll just have to cover the cost of your medicine. Please check the Cue Health App or our Cue Care FAQs for more information on which conditions may be eligible for Cue Care medication delivery.
The price of your test includes the costs for an independent physician or nurse practitioner to review your information, determine whether testing is appropriate, and provide follow-up on your results, plus fees for other administrative and operational support. Of the $55.20 to $69.00, $7.00 is payable to Wheel Provider Group for its test review and clinician consultation services.
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