How does ovarian cancer genetic test work?
Ovarian Cancer Genetic Testing is performed on a blood or saliva sample and it takes 4-6 weeks to obtain the results. Ovarian Cancer Genetic Testing uses state of the art technology known as next generation sequencing to examine the code for each of the 10 genes in detail. Ovarian Cancer Genetic Testing is a comprehensive way to assess a person’s risk for hereditary ovarian and associated cancers. However, no test is 100% and it is possible that someone could have an undetectable genetic mutation in one of these genes or in a different gene which is not tested. It is most accurate to perform genetic testing on someone who has had ovarian cancer so that a possible genetic cause can be found in the family. If this is not possible, genetic testing can be performed on someone who has not had cancer, although if the results are normal this will not be as informative.