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Proactive cancer risk test

You're on the go, so are we.

Order tests, give your sample, get counselling & reports — and never have to leave your couch.
$599 all inclusive
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Or from $40 a month

You live in the 21st century.
Your healthcare should too.

Simple. Smart. Caring. It’s a healthcare service that doesn’t act like one. Eugene makes it easy to order tests, connect with counsellors, get referrals, and see all your reports in one place. No hoops, no running around, no dramas. And it’s easy on the eyes.

Things you can do online

  • Order Eugene's proactive cancer risk test and get it delivered to your home.
  • Message or video call your counselling team.
  • Watch useful videos from your counsellor to learn more about how the test works and how to prepare for the results.
  • Share your reports with your trusted healthcare squad, whether it’s doctors, partner or family.
  • See your reports, learn more about them at your own pace.
  • Get referrals to our hand selected healthcare professionals for in-person care, and track your appointments.

1. Order the test online

We make it super easy to order the proactive cancer risk test with zero fuss, hoops and paperwork, and we’ll ship it straight to your home.

2. Connect with your personal genetic counsellor

Fill us in on your personal and family history so we can best tailor Eugene for you. Your team can also help you understand what to expect from this test, and how to prepare for the results.

3. Provide your sample from home

We'll mail a DNA kit to your home. Just spit in the tube and put it back in the box. Post it back (for free) when you're done and we’ll notify you when our internationally accredited lab is done processing it.

4. Speak to your counsellor about your results

Schedule an appointment with your counsellor to speak about your results. They’ll help you understand your results, and if necessary, consider your options and make choices that feel right for you.

5. Learn at your own pace & share results with your care squad

Results, reports, additional resources and videos from your counsellor are always in simple language. You can also request extra calls from your counsellor.

If needed, we can also bridge the gap to in-person care with referrals to our network of amazing healthcare providers.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is genetic counselling?

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Genetic counsellors guide people in making important decisions around how genetics influences their health. They are not doctors, but are genetic specialists that are trained to identify, explore and explain genetic risk. They can help you be practically and emotionally prepared to make empowered choices that feel right for you.

At no additional cost, connect with your Eugene genetic counsellor to discuss your test results. They can help you understand your results, answer any questions and help you learn more about what your results mean for you.

If a gene variation is found that increases my risk, does that mean I will develop cancer?

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No. Genetics is only one part of the cancer risk puzzle. Having a gene variant in one of the genes included on our test will increase your chance of developing cancer, but not everyone who has a gene variation will get cancer in their lifetime.

There are many other factors that contribute to your risk, including environmental factors like exposure to the sun and lifestyle factors like smoking and exercise. If a gene variant is identified on our test, your results will include information about the specific gene variation you carry and how it influences your cancer risk so you can better understand your lifetime chance of developing that specific type cancer.

Could this test affect my ability to get insurance?

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In some cases this test could impact your ability to get life or income protection insurance.

Not impacted—

  • Your ability to get health insurance
  • Your existing life and/or income protection cover. However, if you want to take out cover or change your existing policy, this test may have an impact.
  • Life and other insurances through super that are group policies and don't take into account personal medical history.
  • If your result doesn't identify a gene variant then your insurance shouldn't be impacted.

Could have an impact —

  • If you want to take out cover or change your existing policy, this test may have an impact.
  • On policies that do consider your medical history, like underwritten policies above certain coverage amounts (currently $500,000 for life insurance). If a gene variation that increases your risk of cancer is identified before you have taken out cover, you may be denied cover, or have to pay a higher premium or have policy exclusions.

For more information about how life and other insurance products may be impacted by genetic testing, visit the Financial Services Council or the Center for Genetics Education website.

How are my results used by my doctor in my ongoing care?

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Your result will help you and your doctor determine any action strategies for prevention and early detection that might be appropriate for you.

You can learn more about that here.

How can I share results with my doctor?

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Eugene's proactive cancer risk test includes a personal clinical report that will have details about your results, that you can share with your doctor. The clinical report is available for you when you receive your results.

You can also speak with a Eugene genetic counsellor at no additional charge. Genetic counsellors can help you understand your results, consider next steps, and discuss how to share information with doctors and family.

What's the turnaround time?

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From the moment we receive your saliva sample, the turnaround time to get your results is 3 to 4 weeks.

Is there support to help me understand my results?

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Absolutely! Each test comes with a post test genetic counselling session. Your Eugene genetic counsellors are all trained and have practiced across a number of specialties in addition to carrier screening and together with our consultant geneticists and widespread network of healthcare professionals, we make sure you're always connected and supported.

Are my results and personal info protected?

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As a healthcare company, we comply with the most stringent local and international privacy and security regulations. We take incredible care to use technical, process and physical safeguards to secure your personal information and protect it against misuse, loss or alteration.

Finally, Eugene doesn't share any your data with anyone but you and (with your express permission) your doctor.

I don't have a family history of cancer, is this still relevant for me?

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Yes. Even if you don't have a family history you could still have a genetic risk that increases your own risk. Not everyone who carries an increased risk gene variant will develop cancer, so not every family will have a cancer history. So, while gene variations that increase cancer risk are rare, knowing whether or not there's one in you or your family could be lifesaving.

What happens to my sample once the test is complete?

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Your saliva sample is destroyed after 60 days. In unusual cases when testing takes longer than 30 days, the specimen will be retained until the report is delivered.

More questions?

We’ve pulled together a few other things we think might help in this FAQ – if you have any more questions for us, just get in touch!
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