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Can doctors do blood tests to see if you carry the ovarian cancer gene?
7 doctors weighed in

Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
3 doctors agree
In brief: No one gene
A number of genetic anomalies increase the risk of ovarian cancer but there is not a single or even a set of tests, that would be useful in isolation.
You may wish to discuss your family history with your doctor to see if a genetic test is warranted.

In brief: No one gene
A number of genetic anomalies increase the risk of ovarian cancer but there is not a single or even a set of tests, that would be useful in isolation.
You may wish to discuss your family history with your doctor to see if a genetic test is warranted.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes-BRCA Test.
While the test is easy to perform, the ramifications of the results are not.
It is best to meet with a genetic counselor before getting this test to see if you qualify and understand how the results might affect you and your family's medical options. For more information including testing criteria, check the website of the test manufacturer, myriad.

In brief: Yes-BRCA Test.
While the test is easy to perform, the ramifications of the results are not.
It is best to meet with a genetic counselor before getting this test to see if you qualify and understand how the results might affect you and your family's medical options. For more information including testing criteria, check the website of the test manufacturer, myriad.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
In brief: Yes, we can order
Yes, we can order blood test for brca 1/2.
However i think prior to blood test you should have a genetics counselling either by a genetic counsellor or your doctor - so you understand the impact /implication of positive or negative finding of your test. Discuss further with your physician.

In brief: Yes, we can order
Yes, we can order blood test for brca 1/2.
However i think prior to blood test you should have a genetics counselling either by a genetic counsellor or your doctor - so you understand the impact /implication of positive or negative finding of your test. Discuss further with your physician.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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