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Genetic Testing for Hereditary Cancer

Learn about genes and cancer, signs of hereditary cancer, genetic counseling, types of genetic tests and what results mean for you and your family.

Which test is right for me?

There are multiple laboratories offering genetic testing for BRCA and other genes associated with hereditary breast, ovarian, and related cancers (HBOC). Many labs offer multiple types of panels with different combinations of genes. We recommend consulting with a health expert with advanced training in genetics for before undergoing genetic testing. Visit our page on genetic counseling to find a genetics expert.

Lab name            

Panel    testing     Single     site         BRCA1/2   alone          Billing &
Ambry Genetics     Yes     Yes     Yes Yes
Blueprint Genetics Yes Yes     No     Yes
Color Genomics Yes No Yes

Color offers
several low-cost
testing options, including a $50
test when there is
a known mutation
in the family.

Counsyl     Yes     No     No Yes
Fulgent Diagnostics  Yes     Yes     Yes Yes
GeneDX     Yes Yes Yes Yes
Invitae Yes Yes Yes Yes
Integrated Genetics Yes Yes Yes Yes
Medical Diagnostics   Yes Yes Yes Yes
Myriad Genetics Yes     Yes Yes Yes
Prevention Genetics Yes Yes Yes No
Quest Diagnostics Yes     Yes Yes Yes
Sema4 Genomics Yes No Yes Yes


Updated 05/15/2018

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