Multidisciplinary Team Collaboration Is Key Throughout a Patient’s Journey

Multidisciplinary team collaboration can help streamline the testing process.1 Timely return of BRCA mutation test results is critical because these results can impact treatment decisions.2

Recommendations for addressing common delays in the BRCA mutation testing process and reducing turnaround time

Meet with your multidisciplinary team to set up a standard testing protocol
Meet with your multidisciplinary team to set up a standard testing protocol

By streamlining the testing process, you may be able to reduce the time between initial counseling and return of results to ≈3 to 5 weeks.8,9

BC, breast cancer; BRCA, breast cancer susceptibility gene.

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