HEREDITARY CANCER RISKS ARE PASSED DOWN FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION

Don’t let cancer lurk in the shadows of your family history.

Common cancers like: Breast, Ovarian, Colon, Pancreatic, and Prostate can be linked to genetic mutations passed
down from parents to children.

At Brookside Clinical Laboratory, we offer comprehensive Genetic Cancer Testing that examines an individual’s DNA to identify genetic mutations associated with hereditary cancers.

Understanding these risks is critical for:

  • Early Detection and Intervention
  • Preventive Measures
  • Customized Treatment Plans
  • Family Planning and Screening

WHO SHOULD CONSIDER GENETIC CANCER TESTING?

Cancer Survivors and Patients
Cancer survivors, and patients with a cancer diagnosis, who want to determine whether it was caused by a specific gene mutation, and proactively look for other cancers they may be at risk of developing.

Individuals with a Family History of One or More Types of Cancer
Family members without a current cancer diagnosis can find out if they have inherited the same variant as a relative who has a specific cancer variant.

Having a hereditary predisposition increases the risk for developing multiple types of cancer and/or having a reoccurrence of the same type of cancer.

EARLY DETECTION AND INTERVENTION SAVES LIVES

EARLY DETECTION IS KEY TO FIGHTING (AND SURVIVING) CANCER

Learn how Genetic Testing can identify multi-generational cancer risks.

HOW IT WORKS

At Brookside Clinical Laboratory, we use Next Generation Sequencing technology, which examines 44 genes
associated with increased risk for hereditary cancer.

  • Using a provided swab, you will collect saliva cell samples from your inner cheek.
  • The swab sample will be returned to Brookside for analysis.

Brookside works with you and your doctor to facilitate our Genetic Cancer Test. After the samples have been
analyzed, the patient and the provider will receive a personal report based on the latest cancer intelligence and
bioinformatics. With this information, an individualized treatment and prevention plan can be created for your unique needs and circumstances.

Additionally, test results can be used to identify other at-risk family members who may benefit from additional screenings, preventative measures, and symptom management.

TAKE THE FIRST STEP AND LEARN MORE ABOUT GENERATIONAL CANCER RISKS

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1WHAT IS A HEREDITARY GENETIC TEST?
These tests read your DNA and look for inherited risks to cancer or immunodeficiency diseases, or insights as to how your body reacts to different medications. They can also determine if previous or existing cancers and immunodeficiency diseases are related to a genetic mutation you inherited. And, since your family shares your DNA, your results may provide risk information for them as well.
2HOW DO I CHECK MY ELIGIBILITY?
Complete a brief questionnaire and have a conversation with one of our Patient Advocates. We will review your personal and family history and discuss the process in detail. We will only proceed if you are interested and meet certain medical requirements.
3HOW DO I TAKE THE TEST?
Using an oral swab, you will collect saliva call samples from your inner cheeks and gums. This test can be self-administered, and done at home.
4HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO RECEIVE MY RESULTS?
Results are usually completed within 2-4 weeks. Once completed, your results will be sent to your doctor. We will also notify you that your results are ready, so a follow up appointment with your doctor can be scheduled.
5IS THIS TEST COVERED BY MY INSURANCE?
This is a benefit available through insurance providers. We will seek authorization by your provider before the test is run. If they do not agree to cover the test, you will be notified before charges are incurred.

Brookside was started in 1966 for one reason: Provide patient and providers with the best clinical laboratory services possible. These values and principles still stand today. Our team of genetic specialists has over 55 years of combined experience. We use state-of-the-art instrumentation and the latest Genomics Testing techniques.

Brookside Clinical Laboratory is a member of CLIA and NILA, and accredited by the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid.