What is a Breast Cancer Blood Test?

Breast Cancer Screen is a blood test used to detect BRCA1 and BRCA2, which are genes linked to breast cancer. Mutations in these genes are associated with a greater risk for breast and ovarian cancer.

Who should get this test?

This test is ordered to screen for breast cancer. Symptoms include:

  • Swelling in the armpit, pain or tenderness in the breast
  • A noticeable flattening or indentation on the breast which may indicate a tumor
  • Any change in the size, contour, texture or temperature of the breast. A reddish pitted surface like the skin of an orange could be a sign of advanced breast cancer
  • Nipple retraction, dimpling, itching, a burning sensation, ulceration, scaly rash
  • Unusual discharge from the nipple when not breast-feeding

When will I receive my results?

Once completed, you will receive your results within 3-5 business days in your LabFinder portal.

How do I prepare? Do I need to fast?

No preparation or fasting required. Just bring your LabFinder Order and Insurance Card to your appointment.


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