Approximately 5% to 10% of all cancers are thought to be caused by mutations in genes associated with hereditary cancer syndromes.1
As your patients become more aware of genetic testing, they may have questions and concerns about certain cancers that may run in their families.
This is why we provide hereditary cancer testing options - to ensure that your patients’ questions, concerns, and genetic testing for hereditary cancer matches their unique needs based on their personal and family medical history.
As with every family of tests we offer, Labcorp offers choice in testing options for hereditary cancer, with testing for identifying BRCA mutations associated with breast and ovarian cancer syndrome, as well as broader hereditary cancer panels for genes associated with many different types of cancer.
Patients with BRCA mutations are at increased risk for breast, ovarian, and other cancers. Knowing your patient’s BRCA mutation status may assist in development of tailored prevention and treatment strategies. For this reason, Labcorp offers a suite of BRCAssure tests to meet patients’ varied needs.
VistaSeq is a multi-gene assay for genetic mutations known to be associated with an increased risk of developing hereditary cancers. With multiple test panels, the VistaSeq Hereditary Cancer portfolio helps you give patients more—and more critical—information.
We’re proud to be your laboratory service provider and want to offer you some resources to make your daily tasks easier to accomplish.
To help simplify the discussion, Labcorp is pleased to provide you with patient genetic educational videos that contain information on hereditary cancer testing, potential test results, including possible next steps, if any, the patient should consider, including speaking with a genetic counselor.
Defining what hereditary cancer is and how genetic testing may guide preventative care for you and your family. Learn more about hereditary cancer screening testing options here.
Explaining what your BRCAssure or VistaSeq VUS result means and what next steps or other testing you might consider.
An explanation of what your BRCAssure or VistaSeq negative result means and what next steps or other testing you might consider.
This video explains what your BRCAssure or VistaSeq positive result means and what next steps or other testing you might consider.