BRCA1/ BRCA2 Ashkenazi Founder Panel

Forms and Documents

Test Details

BRCA1, BRCA2
  • Per NCCN guidelines, any woman of Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry who has been diagnosed with breast or ovarian cancer meets criteria for BRCA founder variant testing.
  • Verification of a genetic basis for cancer in families indicative or suggestive of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer.
  • Determination of appropriate screening and treatment.
  • Identification of at-risk family members.
  • Capillary Sequencing

Ordering

B361
8-10 days
2-5 mL Blood - Lavender Top Tube
Buccal Swab | Fibroblasts (separate charge for cell culture may apply) | Oral Rinse

Billing

81212x1
Yes
Yes
* For price inquiries please email zebras@genedx.com

References

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