Disease Risk

Results that may predict your risk for some diseases

The Biobank has not started to look at these types of results yet.

Only 1-2% of Biobank participants are expected to have a mistake (mutation) in their genes linked to a higher risk for developing a disease.  These genetic mistakes may cause a higher than average risk for cancer or a heart condition or cause a rare genetic condition.

It is important to remember that if you are not contacted by the Biobank it does NOT mean that you don’t have a mutation in one of the genes that may increase risk for the conditions listed below!

If you are concerned about your or your family’s health history, you should talk to your doctor about a more complete genetic test.  The Biobank genetic test is not as complete as the test ordered by a medical professional.