What is Genetic testing?
Genetic testing is a test that identifies specific mutations in chromosomes and/or genes. The results can help determining a person’s risk of developing cancers. When an individual cancer risk is present, that means his family members may have increased cancer risks too. Thus this valuable information can help you and your family plan for preventive measures long before the condition presents. It also provides the best treatment success chance when the cancer is detected in early symptomless stage.
Who should consider Genetic testing?
Genetic testing is a powerful tool to identify those individuals who are at risk for certain cancers due to a family history. Anyone can consider using the Test especially in these groups:
- People with family history of cancer
- People and their families with a known genetic mutation
- Cancer patients who want to know their genetic risks that may be passed on to their family members
Genetic Cancer Screening
Genetic Cancer Screening, using saliva collection, analyzes 30 genes for mutations that could increase risks for particular cancers: breast, colorectal, melanoma, ovarian, pancreatic, prostate, stomach, and uterine cancers. Cutting-edge lab technology provides results with accuracy >99% and has been accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) and with Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) certification.
Genes covered by the Test