Who should consider a BRCA Testing?
This test is for individuals who would like to assess their risk of either having inherited this gene mutation (from a parent) or have developed a new gene mutation. Those with the mutation are at a higher risk of developing certain types of cancers compared to the general population (see full list below). However, BRCA testing is not indicated for everyone. Mutations in the BRCA genes increase the likelihood of the following cancers:
- Breast Cancer (including Male Breast Cancer)
- Ovarian Cancer
- Prostate Cancer
- Pancreatic Cancer
YOU may be at risk of having inherited a BRCA mutation if you have:
- Diagnosis of breast cancer personally before the age of 45
- Personal history of breast cancer before the age of 50 and a family history of breast or ovarian cancer
- Diagnosis of triple negative breast cancer before the age of 60
- History of ovarian cancer
- Diagnosis of male breast cancer or male breast cancer in the family
- Family history of breast and ovarian cancer especially in first degree relatives who developed disease at a young age (Genetic Counseling can help clarify)
- Family history of breast and ovarian cancer in multiple first and second degree relatives
- These tests require a Provider’s Prior Authorization for those who would like to use insurance. Providers may email or fax Prior Authorizations to the lab.
- Saliva sample
- Buccal Swab
- Massively Parallel Sequencing
- Test turnaround time for the BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 Gene Test is typically 2 weeks from the time of sample submission.
- Note: Result turnaround times are only an estimate and may be subject to change.
- No special preparation needed