Interpreting genetic test results can be complicated. Therefore, we recommend that you discuss your results with your doctor and/or a genetic counselor. You may also want to discuss your results with family members, as your results could impact them as well. In general, the types of results include:
- Positive: This means that testing identified a genetic change (or mutation) that is associated with an increased risk to develop cancer
- Negative: This means that no mutations were identified
- Inconclusive: This means that testing identified a genetic change, however, there is not enough information currently available to determine if this change is associated with an increased risk of cancer. This is also called a variant of unknown significance (VUS) on your report.