What is the best testing option as an alternative to Colonoscopy for young and healthy adults to check their gut health?

The instructions for the Cologuard test say it’s intended for adults over 45 years of age. My grandmother died of colorectal cancer at the age of 43, so I was advised to start early, but I don’t want to go through the actual colonoscopy procedure if I don’t have to. Will at-home tests not work for people in their 30s? What would be my best option as someone who never got tested before?

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You can get the Cologuard test and if positive, get the colonoscopy. I suggest consulting with a GI doctor to discuss further.

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