Health economics of Colonix: A new diagnostic test in colorectal cancer

S Whyte, J Chilcott, J Headey

ABSTRACT

The Colonix test is used for the early detection / screening of colorectal cancer and other
bowel diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). An economic model has been
constructed to estimate the cost-effectiveness of the use of the Colonix device as a precolonoscopy
evaluation test in a primary care setting i.e. for patients presenting
symptomatically to their GP. The aim of using Colonix as a pre-colonoscopy test would be to
avoid unnecessary colonoscopies as colonoscopy is costly, invasive and comes with a risk of
perforation.