Stool DNA Test for Colon Cancer

Randall F. Holcombe, MD, professor, Chief Medical Officer, Cancer, Mount Sinai Health System, discusses the benefits and challenges associated with stool DNA test for colon cancer.

Clinical Pearls

Randall F. Holcombe, MD, professor, Chief Medical Officer, Cancer, Mount Sinai Health System, discusses the benefits and challenges associated with stool DNA test for colon cancer.

  • Stool DNA test is more expensive than traditional modalities.
  • Colonoscopy provides more information than stool DNA test — it allows for the visualization and removal of polyps.
  • Stool DNA test is simple and may prompt patients who are reluctant to undergo colonoscopy to proceed with the exam.