LetsGetChecked is a medical company that was founded in 2014 in order to sell at home diagnostic tests to the general public. The company sells a variety of at home tests that test for disorders or diseases such as sexually transmitted diseases and fertility tests. The company also sells cancer screening tests, including their at home colon cancer screening test.
The LetsGetChecked company partners with lab facilities that are CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments), INAB (Irish National Accreditation Board), CPA (Composite Panel Association), or CAP (College of American Pathologists) certified.
The LetsGetChecked company that sells these home diagnostic tests partners with lab facilities that are CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments), INAB (Irish National Accreditation Board), CPA (Composite Panel Association), or CAP (College of American Pathologists) certified.
The LetsGetChecked colon cancer screening test is a type of fecal immunochemical test or FIT. A FIT test detects blood in the stool by using an antibody that identifies hemoglobin proteins in samples. A positive result from a LetsGetChecked screening test means fecal blood was detected and this may indicate the presence of cancerous or precancerous growths in the colon.
A positive result from a LetsGetChecked screening test means fecal blood was detected and this may indicate the presence of cancerous or precancerous growths in the colon.
The tests are affordable and easy to use. Unlike the other fecal occult blood test (FOBT), this test does not require you to limit any foods or medications. The stool samples are taken at home, and the results are returned within 5 days of the lab receiving the stool sample.
The LetsGetChecked® colon cancer screening test kit contains the following:
FIT tests like those sold by LetsGetChecked are accurate in finding colon cancer and have a high sensitivity and specificity. Sensitivity ratings indicate how effective a test is in detecting a disease, in this case colon cancer. Specificity refers to how accurate the test is in giving a negative result for the presence of a disease. In this case, the LetsGetChecked test gives an accurate negative result in those people who do not have colon cancer.
The kit is mailed to your home in a small box. The box contains the sample container, paper, a sealable bag for you to collect your sample and a prepaid self addressed envelope for you to send your sample back to a lab.
Steps for the test involve the following:
One kit: $69
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