Patients

Thank you for taking the time to read this page.

We understand right now you’re likely reading this because you have cancer or you know someone who does and are seeking answers.

We’ll do our best to give you the basics and were here to answer any questions you may have.

Right now, we know more than ever about cancer and are rapidly learning more every day. We’d like to share with you about a recent innovation in diagnostic testing called molecular testing that provides a deeper insight into your tumors genomic signature. While it may not be able to help all patients; it will help a small percentage of people live longer by prescribing a therapy that is designed to target a genetic defect the test could discover.

Even if the testing doesn’t lead to a treatment getting testing completed adds to the knowledge base of cancer for future patients and could lead to an opportunity to participate in a clinical trial.

Critical Questions

How much does it cost?

One of the most important question on all patient’s mind is cost. Many health insurance plans are beginning to cover molecular testing but some still don’t and could result owing money out of pocket. Most test a can range in price at most labs from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars.

How long does it take?

Typically, molecular testing takes at least a week or more. Most labs may provide preliminary test results after about a two from the time the test is submitted.

What will the results tell me?

The first thing to know is the results are limited to the characteristics of what is being tested. Some testing is more comprehensive and others are more targeted based on information we may already know about the patient.

Molecular tests are looking for alterations in the cancer’s DNA that driving the disease’s growth and spread. Testing could reveal one cause or several causes that may offer insights into how the tumor will behave. The goal of the test is to offer diagnostic, prognostic and predictive info about which therapy will help.  Each cancer is unique will require a treatment plan you are your physician should discuss.

What types of cancers can molecular testing be performed on?

Both solid tumors and hematologic malignancies have molecular tests available. All major types of cancer have testing molecular testing that can be performed on them but the sample requirements will be different. In the case of a solid tumor some form of biopsy will need to take place or a blood sample provided. For hematologic malignancies a bone marrow sample is most common but a blood sample may be adequate.

Who can I speak to about getting testing?

Your oncologist or primary treating physician.

Why the Genomic Testing Co-Operative?

We offer some of the fastest, most cost effective and comprehensive testing available. Learn more 

MAKING GENOMICS

AVAILABLE, PAIN-FREE AND AFFORDABLE TO EVERYONE

5 Reasons that make Genomic Testing Cooperative a Unique Testing Lab

  • MONITORING HEALTH
  • DIAGNOSIS AND CLASSIFICATIONS
  • SELECTING THERAPY (CDX)
  • PREDICTING PROGNOSIS
  • MONITORING THERAPY

Our Aim is to offer you

  • Precision Medicine
  • Immune System Profiling
  • Immunotherapy
  • Genetic Predisposition

HOW WE DO THAT?

We Implementing Machine / Deep Learning to NGS

A Step By Step Analysis

The Patient has

  • Clinical information
  • Demographic data
  • Laboratory data

Then Provides Samples

  • Clinical information
  • Demographic data
  • Laboratory data

We Combine Genomic Data

  • Variant
  • Indel
  • Fusion
  • Copy number variation

And Related Literature

  • Drug database
  • Precise genomic findings
  • Clinical data
  • Clinical trial database

Then we move to

  • Translating Genotype to Phenotype

To Provide

  • Clinical Recommendation

Yes, But I Still Have Questions

In that case, please send us a note

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