The value of genetic testing more broadly is controversial, but I think everyone has an interest in knowing if they are at increased risk for cancer.

If you satisfy criteria for testing (positive family history that is considered ‘significant’ by insurance standards) then you can get genetic testing at our office through Myriad labs and your insurance will pay for most (or all) of the testing.

But…if you don’t qualify by specific criteria, you can order genetic testing yourself, for $225 from Millennium labs, and with a simple cheek swab, you can find out if you have increased genetic risk for breast cancer/ovarian cancer (BRCA genes) or 30 other genes associated with cancer risk.

If you are interested….order >>>>HERE<<< and tell them your physician’s name (Doctor Lakin) and they will confirm the testing is to be done and you’ll get results in 2 weeks.