Women's Health

Join Ambry Genetics in helping your patients take charge of their health. We offer various genetic testing options to help you identify patients in your practice with or at risk for hereditary cancer, which is important for tailoring cancer prevention and risk reduction strategies. Armed with what you learn together, you and your patient can build a plan to prevent disease and maintain their health.

 

Identifying Patients At Risk For Hereditary Cancer

If your patient or their family members have any of the following red flags* for hereditary cancer, genetic testing may be considered:

*Adapted from published genetic testing guidelines
Herditary breast and ovarian cancer (HBOC)-associated cancers include: breast, ovarian, pancreatic, and prostate
Lynch syndrome-associated cancers include: colorectal, uterine, ovarian, stomach, small bowel, hepatobiliary tract, upper urinary tract, brain, pancreatic, and sebaceous

Benefits of Genetic Testing for Hereditary Cancer

  • Early detection – you can tailor cancer screening, such as mammograms and colonoscopies, by age and frequency for your patients at an increased risk for cancer
  • Prevention – preventive surgeries can reduce your patient’s risk for cancer
  • Treatment – if your patient develops cancer, genetic test results may impact treatment recommendations
  • Family awareness – if your patient is found to have hereditary cancer, his/her family members may also be at an increased risk for cancer

Women’s Health Hereditary Cancer Testing Options

Test Code Test Name TAT (days)
8838 BRCA1/BRCA2 Gene Sequence and Deletion/Duplication Analyses (Concurrent) 6-10
8824 CancerNext (32 genes) 14-21