BRACAnalysis is a test that detects mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes. Mutations in these genes have been determined to predispose mutation carriers to hereditary breast and ovarian cancer or HBOC syndrome.
Patients who fall into one or more of the following categories should talk to their physician about BRACanalysis:
Genetic testing is not appropriate for everyone. Careful assessment of your family history is needed to determine whether or not BRACAnalysis is appropriate for you or members of your family. Your health care provider at GYN OB Associates can discuss the benefits and limitations of testing and help you to determine if testing is right for you.