Genetic Testing

Breast Clinic

Through genetic testing, our consultants can determine any risks you may posses from certain gene mutation and its management, based on your family/personal history and that of your genetic results. Our consultant can also provide advice on genetic predisposition, breast malignancy and breast screening options.

What happens during your appointment?

During your appointment, your consultant will discuss your personal risk profile together with the advantages and disadvantages of the various tests available to you, including new tests under development.

They may also advise you to proceed with the genetic test, if suitable, where a blood sample for analysis will be taken.

If genetic testing is not suitable, our consultant will discuss other options, such as mammogram or MRI screening.

What are the different genetic tests available?

Based on your initial assessment and discussion on the various available test options, your consultant may advise you on proceeding with one of the mentioned genetic test options.

Basis of breast awareness

The BRAC analysis is important as it helps determine if you may be at risk of developing hereditary breast and ovarian cancer (HBOC) syndrome.

Breast and Ovarian Cancer (HBOC) that runs in the family can occur because of a mutation or alteration in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes.

Inherited genetic panel testing

Inherited genetic panel testing can be offered by your consultant which looks at the sequence of 19 different breast, ovarian and colorectal genes, including the complete sequence of BRCA1 and BRCA2.

This test provides a more accurate result; measuring the risk of developing breast, ovarian and colorectal cancers.

Comprehensive inherited genetic panel testing

This is a more comprehensive test of the inherited genetic panel testing.

This test examines the sequence of 28 different inherited genes involved in 8 common cancers, which can be very useful in patients with a complicated or unusual family history of cancers.

Meet our clinic team

Learn more about the team that are part of your breast care journey.

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108 Harley Street

108 Harley Street, London, W1G 7ET

+44 (0)207 563 1234