What is BRAC Analysis?

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BRAC analysis detects if you may have Breast and Ovarian Cancer (HBOC) syndrome. If HBOC runs in your family it may be because of a mutation or alteration in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes. This may increase your risk of developing cancer cells. There is an 87% risk of developing breast cancer and up to a 44% risk of developing ovarian cancer in your lifetime.

Are you suitable for the test?

This depends on whether you/ your family have had:

  • breast cancer diagnosed at less than 50 years old
  • two primary breast cancers in the same individual
  • two individuals with breast cancer on the same side of the family
  • male breast cancer
  • triple negative breast cancer
  • previously identified BRCA mutation in the family
  • ashkenazi Jewish ancestry with an HBOC associated cancer
  • pancreatic cancer with an additional HBOC associated cancer
  • ovarian cancer

Types of BRAC tests

Comprehensive BRCAnalysis – offered to all families with no known mutation

Single site BRCAnalysis – offered to families in which there is a known pathogenic (disease causing) mutation

Multi-site 3 BRCAnalysis – offered to individuals of Jewish heritage who may have cancer themselves or may be unaffected

We send all our genetic samples to Myriad Genetics, a leading genetic testing company based in Salt Lake City, Utah. They have the largest database in the world making an inconclusive result now rare.

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