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Comprehensive Hereditary Colorectal Cancer

Genesys Diagnostics
SKU: GDI09

$3,200.00 per test

Helps individuals who want to detect risk of hereditary Hereditary Colorectal by using the latest next generation sequencing because unlike any other Clinical Diagnostics marketplace Meenta offers unfettered access to validated tests.

Helps individuals who want to detect risk of hereditary Hereditary Colorectal by using the latest next generation sequencing because unlike any other Clinical Diagnostics marketplace Meenta offers unfettered access to validated tests.

The Fine Print

Purpose: Detect risk of colorectal disease

Benefits:

  • Analyzes 7 genes involved in inherited colorectal cancer
  • Helps inform helpful healthcare and lifestyle changes
  • Reveals genetic risk in yourself and close relatives
  • Comprehensive genetic test
  • Outlines hereditary mutations that can reveal increased risk to future generations
  • Sample type: Cheek swab

Technology: Next Generation Sequencing

Turnaround time: 3-4 weeks from receipt in lab

Hereditary colorectal cancer occurs when a cancer gene was passed to a child from a parent.  There are primarily two forms of Heriditary Colorectal cancer, Lynch Syndrome and Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP).  Both have to do with  a genetic mutation.  Most Colorectal Cancer occurs after the age of 50.  If someone younger than that gets it,  there is probably an inherited component to it.   About 5% of colorectal cancer cases are inherited.  But the risk goes up if a family member, particularly a parent or sibling , has been diagnosed with it. If you have this familial risk of a colon or endometrial cancer under age 50, your lifetime risk increases to between 10%-20%.  Family history is an important indicator but may be due to similar lifestyles rather than shared genes.  

Colorectal Cancer screening is now recommended for everyone starting at 45 years of age.  

This test includes:

APC, EPCAM, MLH1, MSH2, MSH6, MUTYH, PMS2

How do I interpret the results?

Genetic counseling is generally recommended for any individual taking this test and their family. A medical provider can request reanalysis of the variants, and this is recommended on an annual basis. Data from this next-generation sequencing analysis can be reassessed for the presence of any new variants that may be newly linked to established genes or to newly characterized genes and/or disorders identified since the data used in this report was generated. A charge may be applied for reanalysis. Please contact support@meenta.io for more information at the time reanalysis is requested.

Cheek swab in viral transport media shipped at room temperature

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