Hereditary breast and ovarian cancer is an inherited genetic condition where the risk for cancer is passed on from one generation to the next in a family. First Genomix offers a multi-gene panel test that screens primary and well-established genes associated with hereditary breast and ovarian cancer such as BRCA1 and BRCA2, in addition to other candidate genes.
As per the National Cancer Institute, genetic testing is recommended if any of the following criteria are met:
First Genomix uses a single, comprehensive multi-gene panel test for HBOC that utilizes high-throughput NGS technology. The test covers 48 genes associated with high-risk breast and ovarian cancer cases.
In case of a positive genetic result, a patient is advised to consult with his/her respective physician to better understand available preventive options.