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Topic: BRCA tests

Forum: High Risk for Breast Cancer — Due to family history, genetics, or other factors.

Posted on: Mar 13, 2008 11:27AM

HeatherBLocklear wrote:

Hi all,

Can anyone tell me how long it takes to get the results of the BRCA tests back?

Thanks!

Annie

Annie Camel Tail Dx 2/23/2008, IDC, Stage IV, mets, ER-/PR-, HER2-
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Mar 13, 2008 12:42PM - edited Mar 13, 2008 12:46PM by leaf

I haven't had it done. I think the only place in the US that does it (except on a research basis maybe) is Myriad. The Myriad QA says about 3 weeks. www.myriadtests.com/provider/h... I used to see posters who said they could a 'rush job' in about 2 weeks where you paid more, but I can't find references to that.

This link may give you some rough ideas about your chances of getting BRCA.... http://www.myriadtests.com/provider/brca-risk-calculator.htm

Classic LCIS.If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them- Isaac Asimov Dx 12/8/2005, LCIS, ER+/PR- Surgery 1/24/2006 Lumpectomy: Left Hormonal Therapy 7/15/2006 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Mar 13, 2008 01:01PM Lolita wrote:

I had the test.  It did take about three weeks.

Dx 10/25/2007, IDC, <1cm, Stage I, Grade 1, 0/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Mar 13, 2008 02:46PM Marian wrote:

Me too it took 3 weeks.. 

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Mar 13, 2008 03:12PM beth1225 wrote:

I had the test done as part of a research study back in 1996 and even then it took about 3 weeks.  If you need more info or want to discuss BRCA status, be it + or -, go to FORCE, Facing Our Rsik of Cancer Empowered (www.facingourrisk.org).  I found a lot of direction and well-informed stats there as well as a lot of women and men who are in the same position.

Let us know how you made out.

Love and hugs, Beth "Without Humor, life is a walk, not a joyride." PBM 5/7/2007 www.youravon.com/bethcohen www.freewebs.com/larryandbeth is our family website, please visit me! Dx 1/3/2008, DCIS, Stage 0, 0/6 nodes, ER+
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Mar 13, 2008 03:56PM chris1228 wrote:

I too had the test done thru Myriad, ordered by my bs and it did take about 3 wks. and my Ins. paid for it!

Christy Dx 10/2007, Paget's, Stage 0, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER-/PR-
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Mar 13, 2008 03:57PM cmb35 wrote:

Just had mine done, 3 weeks, insurance approved it in advance, but are now causing mania about the referral - should be worked out though... good luck!

Dx 5/27/2005, IDC, 1cm, Stage II, Grade 3, 1/15 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2-
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Mar 13, 2008 06:01PM mustangsally wrote:

I was told 3 to 4 weeks. I have two weeks to go for my results. It took me over a month of it sitting on my table before I got up the nerve to do it.  Crossing my fingers for my girls. For you too!

MS

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Mar 13, 2008 06:32PM HeatherBLocklear wrote:

Thanks to all. I'm also grateful for the link to the genetics website -- lots of interesting information to dig into. I sent the link on to my daughters as well.

thanks again,

Annie

Annie Camel Tail Dx 2/23/2008, IDC, Stage IV, mets, ER-/PR-, HER2-

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