How to Order a Test

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With Exact Sciences’s online physician portal, ordering a test, tracking test progress, and accessing results is convenient and efficient. On the portal:

  • Orders can be submitted online—virtually eliminating the need for follow-up calls to complete missing information.
  • All patient orders and reports can be viewed, tracked, and sorted quickly.
  • Orders may be viewed online, printed, or downloaded as PDFs.

Step-by-Step Process (U.S. Only)

Ordering the Oncotype DX Colon Recurrence Score assay for your patients is a simple process. Follow the directions below, or if you have questions, contact our Customer Service.

STEP 1 - Get specimen kits

Exact Sciences provides a specimen transportation kit box for each patient’s tissue sample. Request specimen transportation kit boxes by contacting Customer Service at 866-ONCOTYPE (866-662-6897) or email us with your information.

Kit orders usually arrive to you within 48 hours.

STEP 2 - Complete requisition form

Log into our Physician Portal. Be sure to provide the appropriate signature and specimen retrieval information. When submitting a sample with a paper requisition form, please fill out the form completely. Download a sample paper requisition form (PDF) including instructions for more details.

STEP 3 - Submit a sample

Exact Sciences can work directly with the pathology team (or the treating physician) to obtain a sample.

When submitting a sample for the Colon Recurrence Score test, please choose the block with the greatest amount (cross sectional area) of invasive colon carcinoma. The pathology requirements for the Colon Recurrence Score are at least 2mm of invasive adenocarcinoma or mucinous carcinoma that is formalin fixed and embedded in a paraffin block.

Label all specimens with S barcode labels from the Oncotype DX Specimen Collection and Transportation Kit Box for that patient.

STEP 4 - Access results

Most Colon Recurrence Score results are available within approximately two weeks from the date laboratory processing begins. Access test results through the physician portal or choose to receive the report by fax. Also, learn more about the interpreting the results once you receive your report.

Have questions?

Contact Customer Service at 866-ONCOTYPE (866-662-6897) or email us. We will be happy to assist you with:

  • Questions about or help with the ordering process.
  • Setting up a user ID and password (for new physician portal users).
  • Retrieving a forgotten user ID or password.
  • Information about ordering outside the U.S.
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