Partners and Products: Color

BRCATESTUK Partners: Color

BRCATESTUK uses the Color test within our service

Why get Genetic Testing? 

Personalized screening and prevention 

10-15% of inherited cancers are due to inherited genetic mutations.1-3 Knowing you have a mutation that increases your risk allows you and your healthcare provider to create a personalized plan designed to prevent or detect cancers like breast, ovarian, colorectal, and pancreatic at an earlier or more treatable stage. 

Relatives may benefit too 

Knowing you have a genetic mutation may be important information to share with your relatives. For example, if a man carries a mutation in BRCA1, each of his children has a 50% chance of carrying the same mutation. 

Testing negative for a known family mutation can be valuable 

If a relative carries a genetic mutation and your results indicate that you do not have the same mutation, you can be confident that you did not inherit it.

How the Color test works

Get a Color kit from your healthcare provider

Discuss with your healthcare provider whether Color’s hereditary cancer genetic test is right for you. 

Provide a saliva sample

Using the tube in your kit, provide a saliva sample. When your sample arrives in our laboratory, Color sequences and analyzes your genes. 

Receive your results from your healthcare provider

On average, results are ready 3-4 weeks after the sample is received by Color.

Create a plan with your healthcare provider

Your results can help you and your provider create a personalized screening and prevention plan.

Next steps

Discuss your results with your healthcare provider 

Knowing that you have a mutation that increases your risk allows you and your healthcare provider to create a personalised plan to prevent or detect cancer at an earlier stage. 

Consider sharing your results with relatives 

Your results may be important in helping your relatives learn about their own cancer risks. 

Speak with a genetic counsellor 

Color offers you and your healthcare provider complimentary access to our team of board-certified genetic counsellors to answer any questions you may have about your results. Currently, genetic counselling from Color is only available in English.

Clinical-grade genetic testing 

Color’s laboratory has been accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) and has Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) certification. The Color Test showed >99% accuracy in multiple validation studies. 

Your privacy is our priority 

We take your privacy very seriously and only collect the information that is needed to provide you with a high-quality experience. Color voluntarily complies with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regarding protected health information. 

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BRCATESTUK uses the Color test within our service

Color Genomics test is part of BRCATESTUK's hereditary cancer testing service