Deceased Index Testing

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The management of families at high risk of having an inherited BRCA1/2  or Lynch gene mutation where there is no living affected relative and/or no DNA sample is available, may benefit from testing of archive pathology material to identify germline pathogenic  mutations in deceased relatives . A negative result can also reduce the likelihood that a pathogenic BRCA1/2 or Lynch mutation is present in the family.

Please refer to the National Genomic Test Directory for Cancer here.

Reporting times

Breast/ovarian panel  42 calendar days

Colorectal panel  42 calendar days

Please refer to our Sample Requirements section before sending any samples to us for testing.