Skip to main content

March Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month


When it comes to colorectal cancer screening, early detection is essential. Expert medical groups, including the American Cancer Society and the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), strongly recommend screening for colorectal cancer. Although recommendations vary, medical groups generally recommend that people at average risk of colorectal cancer get screened at regular intervals starting at some point between the ages of 45 and 50.


A key to effective screening is compliance with the recommended interval of screening. We encourage members to have colorectal cancer screenings at the recommended intervals.   


Quest Diagnostics® and LabCorp provide:


  • Electronic delivery of results to your EMR, making documentation of screening results easier for you and your office staff 
  • Patient-friendly in-home collections 
  • High sensitivity and specificity, resulting in a high-quality test 
  • Member screening reminders that can be coordinated with preferred labs or by Aetna 


Learn more 

For more information, contact your local Quest Diagnostics* or LabCorp** sales representative. You can also visit or for additional ordering details. 


*Quest test codes: 11290 Fecal Globin by Immunochemistry (InSure®), 11293 Fecal Globin by Immunochemistry (InSure®), Medicare Screen  

**LabCorp test code is 182949 Occult Blood, Fecal, Immunoassay