Do I really want to know if I have cancer?
If this is a quality test, why isn’t it covered by health insurance?
Is this product FDA approved?
The automated instruments that we use in our CLIA lab are approved by the FDA and the detection kits are also approved for various. PSA is approved for screening for prostate cancers. The other biomarker detection kits are approved for assisting in diagnosing cancer, monitoring cancer recurrence, and / or therapeutic monitoring. However, several foreign counterparts to the FDA have approved these biomarker test kits for use in screening and early detection resulting in these tests being employed in those countries for the yearly screening of tens of millions of individuals.
Are biomarkers successfully used in from the Far East necessarily useful for an American population?
How does this test differ from ones offered at a regular physical exam?
What biomarkers are measured as part of this test? Do you look at genes?
We do not currently look for inherited genetic mutation as they contribute to only about five percent of the mutations that cause most cancers. However, in the future we might include circulating tumor DNA if this approach an be validated for use in early detection.