SCIENTIFIC BACKGROUND

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Scientific Background

PreSENTIA hereditary Thyroid cancer panel tests for numerous germline mutations that could cause thyroid cancers in the future. Identifying germline mutations associated with cancer susceptibility empowers healthcare providers and patients, as it allows them to take better and more informed decisions.

 

Who is this test for?

According to genetic testing guidelines, people who might benefit from genetic testing for hereditary cancers are those that have:

  • • At least one first-degree family member who has had thyroid cancer
  • • A personal or family history of a hereditary cancer syndrome associated with thyroid cancer
  • • A family member that has been diagnosed with a germline mutation associated with cancer susceptibility

 

How many genes are tested in this panel?

1 gene

 

How many hereditary cancer syndromes are associated with this panel?

1 Hereditary cancer syndrome is associated with this panel. This is:

  • Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2 (RET)
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