Testing for gene faults in people with Jewish ancestry

Testing for gene faults in people with Jewish ancestry   

If you are over 18 and have Jewish ancestry (at least one Jewish grandparent) you can now be tested for gene faults in the BRCA genes using a simple saliva test.

Jewish people have a higher risk of having a BRCA gene fault which could increase the risk of developing certain types of cancer.

The BRCA gene test will identify those people who may be at higher risk of developing these cancers  leading to more cancers being prevented or detected earlier.

Find out more and register for the test here: NHS Jewish BRCA Programme

This programme is self-referral only. There is no need to contact your GP surgery. For questions or support, call the genetic counselling hotline 020 3437 6001

This service is provided by the NHS in collaboration with Jnetics and Chai Cancer Care