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Genetic Testing

How is Genetic Testing Done?

Genetic testing is ordered by a physician, advanced practice provider or genetic counselor. Once the patient has signed a consent form for genetic testing, a blood or saliva sample is collected and sent to a laboratory for testing. Technicians will look for specific changes in your genes associated with an inherited cancer syndrome. Results usually return in 2 to 3 weeks and are reviewed with the genetic counselor during a post-test follow up appointment. Results are then shared with your doctor.

Take our online questionnaire below to see if you meet the criteria for genetic testing: 

Genetic Testing Questionnaire