Genetic Test Evaluation

understanding how genetic tests impact patient management

Counsyl Reliant Cancer Screen (Counsyl Inc.)

June 26, 2018

An estimated 5% to 10% of all cancers result directly from gene defects passed down from generation to generation, often referred to as heritable cancers. While the presence of a germline variant associated with a heritable cancer syndrome does not guarantee a cancer diagnosis, an individual carrying a heritable cancer gene variant is at an increased lifetime risk for cancer. This Synopsis specifically focuses on the Counsyl Reliant Cancer Screen panel test. This Synopsis does not evaluate the evidence for germline cancer gene panel testing, in general, or specific gene associations.