What is genetic cancer test?
Genetic tests generally help test your DNA and all its components. They look for mutations in chromosomes, proteins and genes. These changes can have positive or negative effects. One of the effects that can be detected is the inheritance of cancer in your body. This type of cancer can be inherited from your parents or grandparents. The diagram below shows we all have a 50/50 probability to inherit a mutation from our parents or grandparents.
Analysis of 146 genes related to inherited cancer, helps you know the information related to gene mutations causing cancer.
Results of genetic cancer test help detect very early or take measures to avoid or delay the onset of inherited cancers.
Genetic cancer testing estimates a person’s risk of developing a cancer related to a family gene. The mechanism of
This test looks for and detects specific abnormalities in a person’s genome, chromosome, or protein. These abnormalities are called gene mutations.
Types of genetic cancer:
Who needs to have genetic cancer tests?
- Living in an environment with birth defect factors (air pollution, water pollution, unsafe food, toxic chemicals …)
- Someone in your family has had cancer.
- People want to actively prevent cancer.
- Having diabetes, hepatitis, obesity.
- Unexplained rapid weight loss, heavy use of alcohol and tobacco.
- Having multiple tumors in different places on the body.
Procedure for genetic genetic testing:
Our genetic tests for genetic cancer are very simple. First, you need to see your doctor to discuss your wishes for a suitable test. When your doctor approves, the next steps will be taken.
Step 1: Depending on the test, you will have blood or saliva or tissue samples for analysis.
Step 2: Next, the sample will be sent to a certified laboratory for analysis using the Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) technique.
Step 3: Your results will be sent to the designated doctor. If you have any questions, we will do genetic counseling after the test.
The table below shows some of our tests, with a list of genes that are tested for in tests.