IMPORTANT NOTICE: At Fortis Healthcare, we are fully supportive of the National priorities set out by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India. Further to the directives of the Government provided in their press release dated 8th Nov 2016, payments at Government hospitals can be made through 500 and 1000 Rupee denomination notes. In view of the hardship being caused to the large number of patients at private hospitals, we have made an urgent representation to the Government that this exemption should apply equally, for payments, at private hospitals. We are following up with the authorities and hope the Government will step in quickly to resolve this anomaly. Meanwhile, at Fortis hospitals across the country, we continue to accept payments through credit card, debit card and electronic banking transfers. As 500 and 1000 Rupee denomination notes are no longer legal tender we are only accepting 100 Rs and lower currency notes. As per Government regulation, a PAN card and legitimate ID proof is however required for payments in cash exceeding Rs 50,000. Meanwhile we continue to ensure that emergency cases get immediate medical attention without delay whatsoever and have put in more administrative staff and help desks to assist patients.

Stool DNA test

The stool DNA test is a noninvasive laboratory test that identifies DNA changes in the cells of a stool sample. The stool DNA test specifically looks for DNA alterations associated with colon polyps and colon cancer.

The major goal of the stool DNA test is to detect whether DNA changes that indicate colon cancer or precancerous polyps are present in the colon.

One stool DNA test (Cologuard) is approved for use the United States.


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Stool DNA testing is intended to screen healthy people with no symptoms for colon cancer or precancerous polyps. The test also measures blood in the stool. Research shows the stool DNA test is effective at detecting colon cancer and precancerous polyps.

How stool DNA testing works

The stool DNA test detects signature DNA changes in tumor cells that are found in the stool.

Because the lining of the colon is always shedding cells, including cells from the surface of polyps and cancers, these markers are available in the stool. A stool DNA test can identify several of these markers, indicating the presence of precancerous polyps or colon cancer.

Many different DNA changes may be present in colon cancer cells, so the stool DNA test looks for a panel of DNA markers. Also, because DNA markers may be present in only tiny amounts in stool, very sensitive laboratory methods are required.


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