Hereditary cancer testing, made accessible
Empower is a genetic test for those who want to know more about their risk of developing cancer, why it might be common in their family, or want to inform treatment options following a cancer diagnosis.
Empower tests up to 53 genes associated with risk for common hereditary cancers using blood or saliva samples. Breast STAT panel results arrive in 5-7 days, with a full report in 2 weeks.
Know your risk
Approximately 5 to 10 percent of all cancers can be attributed to inherited variants or mutations. Patterns of cancer can be seen in families where people have these mutations. If you are concerned about cancer patterns in your family, genetic testing can give you more information.
Move Forward With Confidence
The Empower hereditary cancer test analyzes your DNA for genes that could increase your cancer risk or impact cancer treatment.
How it works
Provider orders an Empower Hereditary Cancer Test.
Patient provides a blood or saliva sample.
Patients review results with their provider within 2 weeks.
Understand your results : There are three possible results from the Empower test
No variants known to increase risk for cancer were detected in the genes analyzed. You should speak with your provider to assess your risk based on your personal and family health history.
A variant was found which may be associated with an increased risk for certain cancer types. You should speak with your provider about your results and continue to follow their recommendations. In some cases, there may be implications for cancer treatment.
A variant of uncertain significance (VUS) has been identified; there is not enough information to determine whether it increases cancer risk. VUS status may change as research progresses. You should speak with your healthcare provider to assess your risk based on your family history.
Commitment to affordability
Natera is proud to be an in-network provider with most health plans, including Anthem, Cigna, and UnitedHealthcare. The cost of Empower varies according to the screening panel selected and your specific insurance coverage. For patients without adequate insurance coverage, Natera also offers self-pay pricing and compassionate care options.
Family Testing Program
*Order must be received within 90 days of original report date. Panel must be the same size or smaller compared to previous relative’s test order. Not available to family members covered by government insurance plans.