Overview

Cascade testing is performed when a familial variant is known using Sanger sequencing or MLPA.

Category

Cost

$250 per variant per patient (VCGS identified variants)*

* Please note there is an additional $100 fee for any curation and interpretation if the familial variant has been identified in another clinical or research lab.

Reporting time

4-6 weeks

Contacts

Dr Belinda Chong

Phone (03) 9936 6550

Ms Justine Elliott

Phone (03) 9936 6343

Specimen Requirements

EDTA blood: Adult: 2 x 5 ml

Child: 2 x 1-3 ml

Notes

Patient to be referred to specialist inherited cancer physician.

Blood Storage Requirements: Do not freeze. Store at 4°C or room temperature.