Disease Risk

Results that may predict your risk for some diseases

Only 2-3 people out of 100 (2-3%) who take part in the biobank research study are expected to have a variation (also called a mutation) in their genes linked to a higher risk for developing disease.  These genetic variations 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 genetic variation that may increase risk for the conditions listed below!

The biobank genetic tests do NOT look for all genetic variations in these genes.  In addition, there are many other genes associated with diseases like cancer and heart disease that are not tested for by the biobank.

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

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