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A 66-year-old member asked:

why can't we get more than binary (+ or -) results from cologuard test. if +, we want to know specific dna &/or hemoccult+. ?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Biopsy: Removal of suspect tissue and examination by a pathologist is the only way to get a definitive answer. Cologuard facilitates selection of patients who should undergo colonoscopy. It does not diagnose colon cancer.

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Searched to no avail what percent of healthy individuals test positive for anti ds DNA or is it always indicative of problem?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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What is the difference between a DNA double strand ab test and a nuclear ab test?

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Which disease is treated with drugs that have similar structure to DNA nucleotide?

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