Breast Cancer Test USA - geneType

Learn your risk
of breast cancer

1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer over her lifetime – and most will have no significant family history of the disease.

That’s why geneType looks beyond family history.

Take charge. Know your risk. Learn if you have more options to reduce your risk.

 

Available via your medical provider.

Breast Cancer Testing

Most breast cancers are diagnosed
in women with no significant family history

There are a variety of risk factors that may influence your overall risk of breast cancer including:

Personalized risk score. Personalized health plan.

GeneType for Breast Cancer can help you and your healthcare provider develop a risk reduction plan just for you. 

Depending on your risk, your healthcare provider may discuss some or all of the following:

  Mammography (digital, tomosynthesis)

  MRI

  Cancer prevention specialist/high risk center referral

  Ultrasound

  Medication 

  Diet/exercise modifications

  Smoking cessation

  Alcohol consumption modification

Is geneType for Breast Cancer
right for you?

If you are 35 years of age and answered yes to having any of these risk factors we recommend geneType for Breast Cancer

On their own, each risk factor adds only a small amount of risk to your chances of developing breast cancer.

Together, they may increase your risk to a point where a proactive approach is recommended. 

How many of these questions can you answer yes to?
I am 35 or older
I have been told I have dense breast tissue
I have not had a mammogram within the past year
I have a relative who has had breast cancer
I have taken (am taking) oral contraception
I gave birth to my first child after 30
I did not breastfeed
I have been taking hormone replacement therapy
I have started menopause
I’ve gained post-menopausal weight
I want to understand my “baseline” genetic risk

 

 

Risk assessment that outperforms all current clinical standards

GeneType for Breast Cancer is the only test that gives you a comprehensive and highly accurate risk prediction score based on:

  • Your own genetic markers of breast cancer risk
  • Your age
  • Your family history of breast cancer (if any)
  • Your body mass index
  • Your breast density from your last mammogram (if available)
  • Your menopausal status

Speak to your healthcare provider about geneType.

Unlock the power of your DNA

By looking at common markers of risk in your genes, we get a better picture of disease risk. We call this risk factor, genetic risk.

Everyone has these markers, but not everyone has the same combination. Like a fingerprint, your genetic markers are unique to you, and can help define your “baselinerisk of developing breast cancer

Know your risk of breast cancer so you can take action

Speak to your healthcare provider today about geneType.

To order online through our patient portal, follow these four simple steps to be connected with a third-party telehealth provider.

Step 1

Register for your geneType test using our portal.

Depending on the test, you may require access to your medical records (ex. lipid panel or breast density results). 

Payment will be collected at time of registration.

Step 2

Your clinical information will be reviewed by our 3rd party telehealth partner, DNA Visit.

If you qualify for testing, a kit will be shipped to your address on file.

If you do not qualify for testing, you will receive a refund.

Step 3

Complete saliva sample collection as instructed and return in pre-paid envelope.

Do not eat, drink, smoke, vape or chew gum within 30 minutes of collection. 

Step 4

When your results are ready, you will have the chance to speak with your DNA Visit healthcare provider.

All at-risk patients will be required to speak with the provider prior to results-release.

Have questions? We have answers.

If your questions are not shown here, please contact us directly.

What will my geneType for Breast Cancer results tell me?

Your results will tell you, based on genetics and other risk factors, your risk for developing sporadic breast cancer over two different time periods: in the next 5 years and in your remaining lifetime.

You and your healthcare provider can use this information to develop a personalized screening and risk reduction plan

If I already get my regular mammogram, do I still need to know my breast cancer risk score?

Great work maintaining your routine mammogram screening!

Your Breast Cancer risk score can also help you and your healthcare provider develop a personalized screening plan for you, which may involve additional screening than just mammogram alone.

If my risk of breast cancer is not elevated, can I skip my mammogram screenings?

No!

Your geneType for Breast Cancer results will indicate whether you are at increased risk, or average risk. If you are at average risk, it is still important to follow the recommended screening guidelines for women of your age.

What ethnicities are eligible for geneType for Breast Cancer?

GeneType for Breast Cancer is clinically validated for women of African American, Caucasian & Hispanic descent. The risk model incorporates ethnicity-specific polygenic risk scores and population incidence data for patients of African American and Hispanic American descent derived from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program (SEER), however, the model has not been validated in these populations as yet.

What do I do with my results?

If you ordered geneType through your own health provider, you will receive your results directly from them. 

Will insurance cover this test?

This test is not generally covered by insurance. However, you may use FSA/HSA to pay for the test. Your ordering healthcare provider will discuss the cost of the test with you. A credit card authorization form will be included in the test kit that lists the payment options. Or you will be able to pay via the geneType patient portal.

Interested in ordering more than one disease? Order geneType Multi-Test.

See individual disease pages for more information about each test.

The Multi-Risk suite of tests is for adults 40-69 years of age. At maximum, a woman would be eligible for 5 diseases in the panel; a man would be eligible for 4. If patient is younger than 40, they may qualify for geneType's breast or colorectal risk assessments only.

Coming soon: melanoma, pancreatic cancer and atrial fibrillation geneType tests. Patient eligibility dependent on personal medical history, age, sex and self-identified race/ethnicity

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