Product: Respiragene™ Genetic Panel (Lung Cancer Susceptibility)
All smokers and ex-smokers are at risk of developing lung cancer, but genetic predisposition is a significant independent risk factor. The Respiragene™ genetic panel will identify which individuals are at:
- Moderate risk: Risk approximate with the average smoker (one in 10 chronic smokers will
develop lung cancer)
- High risk: Four times more likely to get lung cancer than those at moderate risk
- Very high risk: Ten times those at moderate risk
Taking the Respiragene™ test is as simple. After your payment is accepted, a sample collection kit will be sent to you. After receiving medical authorization for the test from your doctor, a swab is rubbed against the cheeks inside the mouth to collect a small cell sample. This sample is sent to our lab which extracts DNA from the cells and analyzes the specific genetic characteristics. The genetic code information is combined with your non-genetic factor information to produce a score which identifies your individual disease risk. Your personalized score and test results will be available approximately 2 weeks after our lab receives your test request form and swab kit.