BRCA Genetic Test
The BRCA gene test uses DNA analysis to identify mutations in either one of the two breast cancer susceptibility genes, BRCA1 and BRCA2. We perform a risk assessment for Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer syndrome (HBOC syndrome). Knowing your risk can help you be prepared for hereditary cancer so you and your doctor can take steps to manage your risk. The test is performed by the "swish and spit" method and does not require blood to be drawn.
Find out if you should be considered for a BRCA test by reviewing the questions below. If you answer YES for you or a family member, then you should consider taking the test. (The family members to consider include your mother, father, brothers, sisters, children, paternal and maternal uncles/aunts, first cousins, nieces, nephews, paternal and maternal grandfather/grandmother).
- Are you of Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry with breast or ovarian cancer in your family?
- Do you or a family member have a history of ovarian cancer?
- Does male breast cancer run in your family?
- Have you or a family member had breast cancer at 45 years of age or younger?
- Have there been two breast cancer diagnoses in a SINGLE person, with one diagnosis at 50 years or younger?
- Have there been two breast cancer diagnoses both diagnosed at 50 years or younger on either your mother's side OR your father's side of the family?
- Have there been three or more breast cancers diagnosed on either your mother's side or your father's side of the family?
If you believe you should have a BRCA test, please call us at 516-798-4242, extension 2022. Click here to download the risk assessment form to complete and bring with you to the test.