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BRCA 1&2 Predictive Gene Test

Alternate Names
Breast Cancer 1&2 Predictive Gene Test
Ordering Information

This test can only be ordered by Doctors from either the Family Cancer Centre or the Genetic Health Service.

Patients need to be referred to the Genetics Clinic at the Austin. Phone 9496 3027 Fax 9496 4385.

Two separate samples are collected 15 minutes apart

For each separate sample collect 1 x 9mL whole blood in EDTA tube. Label tube and paperwork with date and time, repeat 15 minutes later with second sample.

Laboratory
Referred Test
Specimen
See collection instructions
Container
EDTA (purple)
Additional Collection Instructions

Two separate samples are collected 15 mins apart.

FIRST SAMPLE A:  Collect 1 x 9 mL whole blood in EDTA tube. Label tube and paperwork with date and time collected as well as the usual patient unique identifiers.

A second sample is taken after 15 mins from the first sample.

SECOND SAMPLE B: Collect 1 x 9 mL whole blood in EDTA tube. Label tube and paperwork with date and time collected as well as the usual patient unique identifiers.

Minimum Adult Volume
None
Minimum Paediatric Volume
None
Notes
The two samples are processed in the referral laboratory on two separate days.
Frequency
As required