Referral is indicated when:
Patient should have colonoscopy demonstrating findings consistent with this diagnosis. Genetic testing is recommended, though not required, before patient is seen in clinic.
- patient with FAP is ready to discuss and proceed with surgery (often late adolescence/early adulthood)
- malignancy is detected
If colonoscopy and biopsy were performed outside of the UMHS system, reports should be faxed and pathology slides should be mailed for confirmatory review by our pathologists at or before the time of the clinic visit. Receiving these prior to the clinic visit is preferable.