Hereditary cancer testing, made accessible
Empower is a genetic test for those who want to know more about their risk for developing cancer or why it might be common in their family.
Empower tests up to 53 genes associated with risk for common hereditary cancers using blood or saliva samples. Results are delivered within 2-3 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 about your cancer risk.
Move Forward With Confidence
The Empower hereditary cancer test analyzes your DNA to determine your risk for common hereditary cancers.
How it works
Provider orders an Empower Hereditary Cancer Test.
Patient provides a blood or saliva sample.
Patient reviews their results with their provider within 2-3 weeks.
Understand your results : There are three possible results from the Empower test
No variant known to increase risk for cancers was found in the genes tested.
A mutation was found which may be associated with an increased risk for certain cancer types
Variant of Uncertain Significance (VUS) has been identified, but there is not enough evidence to determine if it is associated with an increased risk for cancer. VUS status can change over time. Discuss your family history of cancer with your provider to understand your personal risk profile.
Commitment to affordability
Natera is pleased 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.