Cancer Genetic Testing Process
Familiarize yourself with the steps involved in ordering genetic testing for hereditary cancer risk.
About This Course
Cancer genetic testing can be complicated, and is best done in collaboration with a genetics expert. Many professional societies recommend that a qualified genetics professional facilitate genetic testing. At any step of the genetic testing process, genetics experts and/or the laboratory are available for consultation or referral. The purpose of this resource is to familiarize you with the steps involved in ordering genetic testing for hereditary cancer risk, which include finding a lab, facilitating informed consent, and submitting the sample and clinical information to the lab.
This course is part of the Cancer Genetic Clinical Education program.