Why undergoing this examination?

Hereditary gynaecological cancer is characterized by its incidence in individuals younger than 40 years old. In women, it accounts for between 5-15% of cases of this type of cancer. The origin of this genetic susceptibility often consists of mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, although there are other genes related to breast, ovarian and endometrial cancer that should be studied to provide more complete information for a more comprehensive medical analysis.

What is this exam?

The BRCA + is an analysis of the patient DNA by Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), to detect point mutations and small insertions/deletions in 18 genes (ATM, BRCA 1, BRCA 1, BRIP 1, CDH1, CHEK2, EPCAM, MLH1, MSH2, MSH6, NBN, PALB2, PMS2, PTEN, RAD51C, RAD51D, STK11, TP53) related to hereditary gynaecological cancer. Additionally, the MLPA (Multiple Ligation Probe Amplification) technique of the BRCA1, BRCA2 and EPCAM genes is performed for the detection of large deletions and duplications.

For whom is it indicated?

• Women older than 30 years old without family history, as a preventive measure to breast and/or ovary cancer.
• Women with a family history of breast cancer (male or female) and/or ovary cancer.
• Relative carrier of a mutation in BRCA1 or BRCA2.
• Patients suffering from this type of tumour, in order to determine their possible hereditary profile.


Next generation sequencing (NGS) and Multiple Ligation Probe Amplification (MLPA)


• Guaranteed from the experience of the Synlab group, the absolute European leader in laboratory diagnosis. COMPREHENSIVE:
• Complete genetic study of genes related with hereditary gynaecological cancer and not only of the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes.
• Free genetic counselling available according to each client needs.
• The changes found are searched in the most complete and updated databases (Free the data). RELIABLE:
• Any pathogenic mutation or mutation of uncertain significance is confirmed from a new DNA extraction followed by Sanger sequencing that also guarantees 100% coverage of all DNA-readable bases.

Extra information

DOCUMENTATION – Available on Extranet for clients:
• Informed Consent
• Clinical Questionnaire
• Fasting is not necessary for the test.

Delivery Time
11 working days
Type of Sample
10 mL whole blood in EDTA tube.

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