What is the Hereditary Cancer test?
A non-invasive cancer risk predisposition test analyzing 31 genes linked to 8 of the most prevalent and serious solid tumor cancers: Breast, Ovarian, Colorectal, Pancreatic, Prostate, Endometrial, Stomach and Skin
Why is Cancer Risk Testing Important?
Patients who test “positive” for certain mutations have a significantly higher risk of cancer than the general population.
Click here to see how the risk levels change if a gene link is found early or late for several cancers.
What can Patients do if they Test Positive?
The information enables patients (with their doctors) to put a preventative plan in place to reduce their risk of getting cancer. If you read the two attachments you will see that it has never been truer that Early Detection saves lives!
Which Patients are Candidates for the test?
Patients who have a personal history of certain cancers or have family members with certain cancers are potential candidates
What is the Benefit of Testing for Genes beyond BRCA1 & BRCA2?
Testing additional actionable genes beyond BRCA 1&2 increases
detection of cancer-causing mutations by 43% (Journal of Cancer, Jan. 2015)
How is the the test Performed?
The test is non-invasive and performed with a simple 30 second mouthwash rinse into a test tube and shipped to the lab via federal express.
Is the test Covered by Insurance? Yes, hereditary cancer risk testing is covered by Medicare under certain conditions, Medicaid and Commercial plans
What is the Turn-Around Time and How are Results Returned?
Test results are returned 8-10 days after insurance authorization and tests are returned via a web portal, HIPAA compliant e-mail, fax and hard copy. Geneticists are on staff and available for consultation.
Pre-Pregnancy screening is a family planning tool. It is a genetic test for patients between 18 and 45 years old who are planning a family. This genetic test will tell a patient before pregnancy if they have one of sixty (60)diseases that will show up as a recessive gene, primary gene or if they are a gene carrier of that disease.
80% of all recessive diseases (i.e., Cystic fibrosis, Tay-Sachs, Sickle Cell Anemia) occur in families with no known family history of a disease and therefore have no indicator that they are carrying a disease causing mutation.
The test is performed with a simple 30 second mouth rinse. Anyone can be a carrier. Studies have shown that the likelihood of being a carrier for an inherited genetic disease can be as high as 1 in 4 for certain populations.
Overwhelming hereditary conditions can occur seemingly without warning. But a simple test can inform you if your child is at an increased risk.
Pre-pregnancy screening for some diseases is recommended by the American College of OB/GYN and American College of Medical Genetics for all patients of reproductive age.
Most insurances cover this screening for all people of reproductive age, since it is much more cost effective to prevent these dieases than treat them
Click here for the Pre-Pregnancy screening form
Are Your Patients Concerned About CANCER?
Does your office have a cancer risk assessment program in place?
10 - 15%of all cancers arise from inherited gene mutations It is proven that by testing more relevant genes, we are able to predict the risk of multiple cancers more effectively You now have the opportunity using the latest genetic sequencing technology to screen for and possibly prevent 8 common cancers* in your practice just like you do with other diseases The Hereditary Cancer testis non-invasive. Just a little mouthwash, 30 seconds into a test tube …no blood or cheek swab needed. The test is covered by most insurances. Once identified, your office can jointly implement a risk reduction and follow up plan with patients who are at greater risk for developing cancer. Our Lab's False Positive and False Negative Rate: < .1%
LET’S DISCUSS REDUCING CANCER RISK IN YOUR PRACTICE!
*Breast, Ovarian, Colorectal, Uterus, Prostate, Pancreas, Stomach, Skin
Hereditary Cancer screening genetic test for patients who have cancer or who have a family member with cancer. This test will show if there is a mutated gene that indicates a high probability of cancer in that patient.
Click here for the initial Heredity Cancer screening form
"A good doctor treat his patients's disease.
A great doctor prevents it"
"EARLY DETECTION IS KEY"
With genetic testing, prevention can begin as soon as the risk is defined. Whether it involves considering alternative methods of creating a family, or determining the best patient treatment based on your patients pharmcogentic profile; forewarned is forearmed and early detection can make the difference.
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