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Breast / Ovarian Cancer -hereditary

Breast / Ovarian Cancer -hereditary

TESTING STRATEGY

Direct mutation detection in the BRCA1 & BRCA2 genes by a combination of direct sequencing and MLPA.

Presymptomatic and confirmatory testing in families with a characterised mutation.

Referrals must be through a Clinical Genetics Unit.

SAMPLE REQUIREMENTS & REPORTING TIME

  • 5-10mL blood in EDTA, or DNA
  • 8 weeks for full mutation screen
  • 2 weeks for presymptomatic and confirmatory tests

FURTHER INFORMATION / LINKS

Testing for this condition will only be accepted after appropriate genetic counselling by a Clinical Genetics Unit