CORTLANDT MANOR, N.Y., March 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- LA County will now continue to offer FIT testing for colorectal cancerscreening to its residents. Polymedco, U.S. distributor for OC-Auto®, automated FIT (fecal immunochemical test) system and OC-Light® S FIT manual fecal immunochemical test for colorectal cancer screening, has been awarded a 5 year contract commencing
Polymedco's FIT is recommended as a first screen by the United States Preventive Services Task Force.
"LA County has been instrumental in providing screening to its residents with the Polymedco product line over the past five years. We are pleased to be able to assist them in continuing the good work for another five years," said Polymedco Senior Vice President Rick De Alto. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer related deaths in the United States and the third most common type of cancer in both men and women. Colorectal cancer has a 91% survival rate if caught in Stage I, but only an 11% survival rate if caught in Stage IV. March is colorectal cancer awareness month.
For more information on LA County, please visit www.lacounty.gov.
Since 1980, Polymedco has evolved into a leading manufacturer, marketer, and distributor in the clinical laboratory marketplace. Polymedco supplies clinical diagnostic test kits and POC devices that are specialized in chemistry, hematology and cancer screening. We are a world leader in non-invasive colorectal cancer screening technology, providing the new standard of care with the OC-Auto®, OC-Light® S and Epi proColon® product lines.
For More Information, please visit our website: http://www.polymedco.com or contact us at 800-431-2123 or [email protected].
Polymedco, Inc. 510 Furnace Dock Road Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567 USA Telephone: 800-431-2123 Facsimile: 914-739-5890
OC-Auto and OC-Light are registered trademarks of Polymedco CDP, LLC.Epi proColon is a registered trademark of Epigenomics AG.
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SOURCE Polymedco CDP
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