Blending both genetic test status AND personal cancer family history, Myriad myRisk hereditary cancer panel represents the next generation of hereditary cancer risk testing. Myriad myRisk identifies elevated risk for 8 important cancers by analyzing multiple, clinically significant genes. Additionally, Myriad myRisk provides a summary of medical society guidelines to help you optimize your patients’ medical management. Be confident you know your patients’ cancer risks and appropriate follow-up management with Myriad myRisk Hereditary Cancer.
Consistent consideration of cancer family history and genetic test status will dramatically change your medical management recommendations for all patient types. There are two essential steps to identify your patients for Hereditary Cancer Risk in order to optimize your medical management:
Screen and Evaluate.
Cancer family history questionnaire
Ask each patient to fill one out to capture 3 degrees of cancer history for both maternal and paternal family members. Emphasizing to your patients the importance of capturing a thorough family history will allow you to better evaluate their hereditary cancer risk and appropriateness for testing.
Review your patient's Cancer Family History using consistent red flags to determine if your patient is at increased risk for hereditary cancers.
Part I: Sequencing and Data Review
Part II: Variant Interpretation
Myriad used our experience with over a million patients tested to further optimize Myriad myRisk® testing with next generation sequencing (NGS). NGS allows for rapid sequencing of multiple genes concurrently. In the largest validation study of its kind, Myriad estimated analytical sensitivity of greater than 99.92% with 100% concordance on NGS/Sanger parallel sequencing in all genes in the Myriad myRisk panel and 100% concordance on large rearrangement validation.
Myriad myRisk’s gold standard NGS technology serves as only one part of the many steps that Myriad pursues to ensure the highest quality and sensitivity for every sample that is submitted. The following cycle shows the extensive laboratory process from DNA extraction and sequencing to laboratory director approved reports.
Waiting for results can increase patient anxiety and delay your medical decisions. Myriad believes optimal patient care should include a rapid turnaround-time for test results. Myriad myRisk provides an average turnaround-time of 2-3 weeks.
Over 20 years, Myriad has conducted over a million tests for hereditary cancer.
Myriad is the unquestioned industry leader in variant classification and reclassification. myVision™ is the most advanced program in the industry overseeing the classification and reclassification of uncertain variants and is part of Myriad’s commitment to patients and their families that lasts a lifetime.
Variation in human genes is enormous, with new genetic changes discovered every day. That’s why variants of uncertain significance (VUS) are expected in genetic testing. For a patient who undergoes genetic testing, a VUS result can be confusing; for healthcare providers, counseling these patients can be a challenge:
- A VUS result raises questions yet offers no clear answers for patients, families, or healthcare providers
- Positive results trigger cancer risk management plans
- Negative results help avoid unnecessary screenings and surgery
The resulting analysis and interpretation of the variant database support the Myriad commitment to reduce VUS in genetic test results and ensure:
- Accurate, clinically significant results from every Myriad test performed
- Reduced uncertainty for patients and families
- Confidence for providers counseling their patients
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WITH more than 20 years of experience, 1 million patients’ lives affected WITH A RESULT, AND over 65,000 testing providers, MYRIAD IS THE WORLD LEADER IN HEREDITARY CENTER TESTING.
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