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Empower

Hereditary cancer testing, made accessible

Empower is a genetic test for those who want to know more about their risk of 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.

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Move Forward With Confidence

The Empower hereditary cancer test analyzes your DNA to determine your risk for common hereditary cancers.

How it works

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Provider orders an Empower Hereditary Cancer Test.

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Patient provides a blood or saliva sample.

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Patient reviews their results with their provider within 2-3 weeks.

Understand your results : There are three possible results from the Empower test

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Negative

No variant known to increase risk for cancers was found in the genes tested.

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Positive

A mutation was found which may be associated with an increased risk for certain cancer types

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VUS

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.

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Family Testing Program

Testing for first-degree relatives of patients with a positive result is available at no additional charge*. The test can be ordered by their provider with a copy of your test result. If you receive a positive result, talk to your family about their risk and testing options.

*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.

Is Empower right for you?

We’re here to help you find out