Table 1.

Characteristics of FIT and mt-sDNA Tests

CharacteristicFITMt-sDNA
Measures stool hemoglobinYesYes
Measures genomic markersNoYes
Approved as screening testYesYes
Labeling restricted to average risk patientsNoYes
Recommended interval1 year3 years
Kit distributionIn-person or mail from local labMail from external site
Kit returnIn person or mail to local labMail to external site
Reminder calls to returnNoYes
Medicare out-of-pocket cost$0$0
Medicare reimbursement$22$483
  • FIT, fecal immunochemical testing.