What is genetic testing?
Genetic testing looks for specific inherited changes (mutations) in a person’s chromosomes, genes, or proteins. Genetic mutations can have harmful, beneficial, neutral (no effect), or uncertain effects on health. Mutations that are harmful may increase a person’s chance, or risk, of developing a disease such as cancer. Overall, inherited mutations are thought to play a role in about 5 to 10 percent of all cancers.
Valued management options suggested due to genetic test results include:
- Increased breast examination, including self-examinations, clinical breast examinations, mammogram,
- ultrasound and MRI-based
- Increased thyroid examinations
- Increased colonoscopy frequency
- Risk-reducing prophylactic surgery and/or chemo prevention
- Early and increased prostate cancer screenings
- Consideration of MRI-based screening/technologies
Benefits of Testing
- Dig in to your health history.
Could the cancer or heart condition in your family have a genetic link?
- Care for your family.
Your results could identify relatives who could benefit from genetic testing.
- Pass on knowledge.
Help future generations know what to look out for.
Comprehensive Panel (55 genes)
Breast Panel (16 genes)
Breast/GYN Panel (23 genes)
Pancreatic Panel (20 genes)
Prostate Panel (12 genes)
Colorectal Panel (17 genes)
Renal/Urinary Tract Panel (27 genes)