What to know about the new affordable BRCA gene test Video

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Now to our “Gma” consumer lab, this morning we’re taking a look at the new and cheapest at home test to determine your risk of developing breast cancer. It tests for the brca1 and 2 gene mew takes and launches today from the company. Adrienne, you were able to take a closer look. As you know, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. That old adage. Something one woman and her family holes true with a very affordable test that proved life saving. Devin gant has her whole life ahead of her. The last thing she expected is to test positive for the brca2 gene which gives her a dramatically increased risk of getting breast cancer. Kind of a black cloud, I guess. It’s this thing that’s kind of looming in the future. Reporter: But there is a silver lining. G genetic tests can cost hundreds, even thousands so Devin took an early version of a new test coming out called color right in her own home at $149 it’s now the least expensive genetic test for the brca1 and 2 gene os on the market. One out of eight women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime so it’s very important that for women who are high risk, we wanted them to have access to the test. Reporter: Here’s how it works. Provide us a saliva sample and send it off to the lab. Once analyzed you receive your online results in three to four week as long with a complimently consultation. Any point where you felt like this was just not fair? You being 30. Yeah. Definitely. I mean it’s a higher risk. It’s not a guarantee. It’s not a death sentence. Reporter: Devon was prompted to take it when her aunt Lauren’s test came back positive and doctors sent her for a life-changing mri. They found a couple of spots. Said they didn’t really think it was anything. And it came back it was cancer. Reporter: With the gene testing and early detection, Lauren is now cancer-free. Thank god. It would have been totally different out”come from away” probably next February when I went for my mammography. Rfporter: Lauren is grateful she and Devon were tested. Now she knows and knows what she needs to do and she’ll city healthy. Reporter: Devon has a mammogram and ultrasound every couple months and all their immediate family had the test done. Many did tez positive for that brca gene. Adrienne, thanks so much for bringing that to our attention and bring in Dr. Jen Ashton right now. I now you do a lot of genetic testing in your office. Tell us the…

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