Cologuard™ referral is no longer required for TRICARE Prime beneficiaries, effective 6/1/22

UPDATE: May 5, 2022

Exact Science has now joined the network and referrals are no longer required for dates of service on or after 6/1/22.

Find out more about colorectal cancer screenings and other covered clinical preventive services

November 10, 2021

TRICARE will cover stool DNA testing (e.g. Cologuard™) once every one to three years starting at age 45 for those who have an average risk of colon cancer. Exact Science, (the only laboratory provider that offers Cologuard), is considered non-network for TRICARE Prime. Therefore, an approved referral is required for Prime beneficiaries prior to testing or Point of Service (POS) will apply.