What is BREVAGen?

What is BREVAGen™? BREVAGen is a scientifically validated risk test for sporadic breast cancer that can ultimately help you and your doctor detect the disease as early as possible. Using BREVAGen, your doctor firstly determines your individual breast cancer risk profile.

Is genetic testing covered by OHIP?

Genetic counselling appointments are covered by OHIP for individuals who fulfill referral criteria (Ontario Health Insurance Plan). Genetic testing is also covered by OHIP, but is only available under very specific defined conditions. Your genetic counsellor will tell you if you are eligible for a genetic test.

What is the average cost of genetic testing?

The cost of genetic testing can range from under $100 to more than $2,000, depending on the nature and complexity of the test. The cost increases if more than one test is necessary or if multiple family members must be tested to obtain a meaningful result.

How soon can genetic testing be done?

This test can be done starting at 10 weeks of pregnancy. It takes about 1 week to get the results. A positive cell-free DNA test result should be followed by a diagnostic test with amniocentesis or CVS. What do the different results of prenatal screening tests mean?

What diseases does genetic testing look for?

7 Diseases You Can Learn About from a Genetic Test

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  • Breast and ovarian cancer.
  • Celiac disease.
  • Age-related macular degeneration (AMD)
  • Bipolar disorder.
  • Obesity.
  • Parkinson’s disease.
  • Psoriasis.

What are the Aga guidelines for genetic testing?

The AGA guidelines state that germline testing should first be performed on an affected member of the family to establish a detectable mutation in the pedigree. If a mutation is found in an affected family member, then genetic testing of at-risk members will provide true positive or negative results.

When do you need genetic testing for Li Fraumeni syndrome?

Li-Fraumeni syndrome (TP53 gene) Aetna considers TP53 gene testing medically necessary for individuals with a suspected or known clinical diagnosis of Li-Fraumeni syndrome (LFS) or Li-Fraumeni-Like syndrome, or a known family history of a TP53 mutation.

When to use F2 gene testing for prothrombin?

Aetna considers F2 gene testing for prothrombin G20210A thrombophilia when the following criteria are met: First-degree blood relative (ie, parent, full-sibling, child) with a history of high-risk thrombophilia (eg, antithrombin deficiency, double heterozygosity or homozygosity for FVL or prothrombin G20210A); or