Intermountain HerediGene™ is a genetic test that looks for inherited mutations linked to an increased risk for cancer.
Up to 10% of all cancers are due to a gene mutation that can be passed down through family generations. HerediGene help you and your family to be aware of genetic cancer risks and protect the ones you love the most.
If HerediGene detects a mutation in a gene related to increased risk for cancer, your provider can develop a personalized plan of care that can often help reduce your risk or detect cancer at an earlier, more treatable stage.
Helping your family determine risk
Because the tested mutations are inherited, your results can be important in shedding light on risk to your family as well. In combination with genetic counseling, genetic testing can help you and your family better understand your cancer risk and help you take the path to most effectively prevent, detect, and treat cancer.
Intermountain Healthcare's genetic counselors are specially trained to help you navigate and understand your test results. They can also help you weigh the pros and cons of genetic testing. No matter what decision you make, our genetic counselors always offer recommendations personalized for you.
A personal or family history of cancer can sometimes be an indication of an increased risk for hereditary cancer. Genetic counselors can help you collect a detailed family history, coordinate appropriate genetic testing, and follow-up regarding test results.
Consultations are available at locations including Intermountain Medical Center, Utah Valley Hospital, McKay-Dee, Logan Regional Hospital, and Dixie Regional Medical Center.
- Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome
- Expanded panels coming in 2019
Intermountain Precision Genomics laboratory is currently working to expand the HerediGene test to include analysis for several other hereditary cancers.