Hereditary Cancer

Genetic testing for hereditary cancer

Hereditary cancer syndromes account for appromxtaely 5-10% of all cancers. Genetic mutations causing an increased risk of cancer can be identified and used to inform you of your cancer risks and direct an appropriate  strategy to minimise those risks. Individuals with a family history but no personal history of cancer can take the test.

Once a cancer-predisposing mutation has been identified in a patient with cancer, their relatives can be offered predictive testing to find out whether they have inherited the mutation and may be at increased risk of developing cancer in the future.


Genes in the panel:

AIPAPCATMAXIN2BARD1BMPR1ABRCA1BRCA2BRIP1CDH1
CDK4CDKN1BCDKN2ACHEK2DDB2DICER1EPCAMERCC1ERCC2ERCC3
ERCC4ERCC5FANCCFHGREM1HOXB13MAXMEN1METMLH1
MSH2MSH3MSH6MUTYHNBNNF1NF2PALB2PMS2POLD1
POLEPRKAR1APTENRAD51CRAD51DRB1RETSDHAF2SDHBSDHC
SMAD4STK11TMEM127TP53TSC1TSC2VHLWT1XPAXPC
  • Blood (min. 1mL) in an EDTA tube
  • Extracted DNA, min 2µg in TE buffer

Label the sample tube with your patient’s name, IC number and date.

14 Calendar Days upon receiving the sample.