Our laboratory will perform testing for known mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes. Because of the complexity of testing for hereditary cancers, laboratory verification of any previously identified mutation in a family is required before carrier testing can be performed on any relative at risk for carrying the mutation. We will only perform testing within the context of genetic counseling prior to testing to discuss the sensitive issues surrounding presymptomatic testing and again following testing to discuss the implications of results. Please contact laboratory staff for information regarding cancer risk clinics in your area.
Specimen Types Accepted