BRCA1 & BRCA2


Test Information

Test Name

BRCA1 & BRCA2

Synonyms

Genetic Testing for Breast & Ovarian cancer; Breast cancer screen

Preferred Specimen

EDTA (Whole blood)

Testing Location

Referral

Turn Around Time

12 weeks


Collection Information

Preparation

  • Referrals can only come from Genetic Health Service NZ (GHSNZ) or from Medical Oncologists who have completed the genetics training for requesting BRCA1 and BRCA2 diagnostic testing on women who meet EviQ criteria.

Processing Information

Registration Code

BRCA

Notes

  • DO NOT centrifuge; whole blood required
  • DO NOT freeze

Site Specific Notes

- Tauranga

Send directly to referral laboratory


Methodology

Interpretations

View Interpretations

Contact Information

laura.yau@pathlab.co.nz

External Referral Information

Referral Location

LabPlus (via WHL)

Send Away Transport

Specimen delivery Ambient on day of collection. Refrigerate overnight or weekend then send ambient

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