HEREDITARY CANCER RISK ASSESSMENT
Know your genetic predisposition to various types of cancer
We are bridging science to clinical practice by implementing cutting edge technology to evaluate your hereditary cancer risk. We provide DNA sequencing for targeted panels, allowing us to focus on specific areas of interest at a reduced price and faster delivery time.
Our laboratory’s technology can accommodate small blood sample sizes or buccal swab, making it viable alternative to a trip to the phlebotomist and reducing the impact of blood-drawing on patients’ health.
The Hereditary Cancer panel targets 108 genes and 281 SNPs that have been previously linked to a predisposition to common and rare forms of cancer such as leukemia, ovarian cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer, pancreatic cancer, lung cancer, and skin cancer. This assay is performed using genomic DNA isolated from human peripheral whole blood specimens or buccal cells from mouthwash sample.
The test is intended to identify the variants that are associated with cancer. It is performed as a pre-symptomatic genetic test in order to determine whether persons with a family history of a cancer, but no current symptoms, has gene alterations associated with the disease. The test can also be used for post-symptomatic genetic testing to gain evidence to confirm variants of association to cancer.
HEREDITARY CANCER TESTING PANELS
Cancer is triggered by mutations in certain genes of the cell that cause abnormal and uncontrolled cell growth. People can carry gene mutations that are passed down from one generation to the next.
If you were diagnosed with cancer, hereditary cancer assessment may help you determine if your cancer was due to an inherited mutation.
Even if you are not currently diagnosed with cancer, genetic testing can help identify potential inherited risks, especially if another family member was previously diagnosed with cancer.
Knowing genetic predisposition can help you make informed decisions about managing your health care and direct you toward available prevention, monitoring and treatment options.
We strongly recommend that you seek genetic counseling to understand the limitations and possible consequences of this test.
All tests are performed in Ayass BioScience, LLC. Ayass BioScience, LLC (DBA Ayass Laboratory, LLC) is a CLIA certified laboratory. If you have any questions about Genetic Testing, Clinical Testing, Pharmacogenetic Testing at Ayass BioScience, LLC, please call today at 972-668-6005 or fill out our contact form on the bottom of this page. We will answer any question you might have.