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Performance Characteristics

Availability

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  • Entire test performed in-house
  • Testing performed in a modern purpose built facility that exceeds clinical standards

Analytical Validity

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This assay meets the sensitivity and specificity of combined Sanger sequencing and MLPA copy number analysis, >99%

Citations

  • Clinical Next-Generation Sequencing Pipeline Outperforms a Combined Approach Using Sanger Sequencing and Multiplex Ligation-Dependent Probe Amplification in Targeted Gene Panel Analysis. - PubMed ID: 27376475

Proficiency Testing (PT)

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Yes
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Formal PT program
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American College of Medical Genetics / College of American Pathologists, ACMG/CAP
PT Description
2 trials of 3 samples annually

FDA Regulatory Clearances of the Test

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FDA Category Designation
FDA exercises enforcement discretion

Suggested reading

  • USPSTF, 2019
    Risk Assessment, Genetic Counseling, and Genetic Testing for BRCA1/2-Related Cancer in Women: A Systematic Review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
  • USPSTF, 2013
    Risk Assessment, Genetic Counseling, and Genetic Testing for BRCA-Related Cancer: Systematic Review to Update the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation (See 2019 Update)
  • Phillips et al., 2013
    Tamoxifen and risk of contralateral breast cancer for BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation carriers.
  • Domchek et al., 2010
    Association of Risk-Reducing Surgery in BRCA1 or BRCA2 Mutation Carriers with Cancer Risk and Mortality
  • NCI PDQ, Cancer Genetics Counseling
    Cancer Genetics Risk Assessment and Counseling (PDQ®): Health Professional Version

Practice guidelines

  • NICE, 2023
    UK NICE Clinical Guideline CG164, Familial breast cancer: classification, care and managing breast cancer and related risks in people with a family history of breast cancer, 2023
  • NICE, 2023
    UK NICE Clinical guideline (CG122), Ovarian cancer: recognition and initial management, 2023
  • NCCN, 2022
    NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology, Genetic/Familial High-Risk Assessment: Breast, Ovarian, and Pancreatic version 2.2022
  • ACMG ACT, 2019
    American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics, Genomic Testing (Secondary Findings) ACT Sheet, BRCA1 and BRCA2 Pathogenic Variants (Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer), 2019

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