Cancer Genetic Testing
Bladder and Renal Cancer Panel
This panel analyzes key genes associated with bladder and renal cancers, providing a comprehensive assessment of your genetic risk for these specific cancers.
Breast and Ovarian Cancer Panel
Our breast and ovarian cancer panel focuses on genes linked to breast and ovarian cancers, providing vital information to understand your hereditary risk and enable personalized care.
Colorectal Cancer Panel
This panel examines genes associated with colorectal cancer, helping you understand your susceptibility to this common form of cancer and guide proactive health management.
Designed to evaluate genes associated with uterine cancer, this panel offers valuable insights into your hereditary risk for uterine malignancies, empowering you to take proactive measures.
Li-Fraumeni Syndrome Cancer Panel
Li-Fraumeni syndrome is a rare genetic disorder associated with a higher risk of developing several types of cancer. Our panel helps identify mutations in genes linked to this syndrome, aiding in early detection and management.
Lynch Syndrome Cancer Panel
Lynch syndrome is an inherited condition that increases the risk of colorectal and other cancers. Our panel examines genes associated with Lynch syndrome, providing crucial information for risk assessment and surveillance.
Melanoma Cancer Panel
This panel focuses on genes associated with melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer. By assessing your genetic risk, we can assist you in taking appropriate steps to prevent or detect melanoma early.
Cancer genetic testing is a type of medical test that examines an individual’s DNA to identify specific changes or mutations that may increase their risk of developing certain types of cancer. It helps to determine if a person has inherited gene mutations that are known to be associated with cancer.
The testing typically involves analyzing a sample of your DNA, usually collected through a blood sample or a cheek swab. The DNA is then examined for specific genetic changes or mutations that are known to be linked to cancer development.
Cancer genetic testing is generally recommended for individuals with a personal or family history of cancer that suggests an inherited predisposition. This includes individuals with a significant family history of certain types of cancer or those who have been diagnosed with cancer at a younger age than usual.
Cancer genetic testing can be conducted for various types of cancer, including breast cancer, ovarian cancer, colorectal cancer, prostate cancer, pancreatic cancer, and others. Different genes associated with specific cancers can be analyzed based on your personal and family history.
Genetic testing can provide valuable insights, but it’s important to note that not all genetic mutations guarantee the development of cancer. The results can help assess your risk level, but they do not provide a definitive prediction of whether or when cancer will develop.
The possible outcomes of genetic testing include positive, negative, or uncertain results. A positive result indicates the presence of a known cancer-associated genetic mutation, while a negative result suggests that no such mutation was detected. An uncertain result means that a variant of unknown significance was found, and its implications are unclear.
A positive result means that you have an identified genetic mutation associated with an increased risk of developing cancer. This information can guide your healthcare decisions, such as increased surveillance, preventive measures, or the consideration of targeted therapies if cancer develops.
Insurance coverage for cancer genetic testing varies depending on factors such as personal and family medical history, specific indications for testing, and insurance provider policies. It’s important to contact your insurance company to determine coverage details and potential out-of-pocket costs.
To access cancer genetic testing through Apex Clinical Labs, you can consult with your healthcare provider who can help you determine if you are a candidate for testing. They will guide you through the process, including sample collection and the necessary paperwork. Apex Clinical Labs will then perform the analysis and provide the results to your healthcare provider.