Avantect Ovarian test for ovarian cancer

The test, done with a blood test, can detect ovarian cancer at an early stage with a sensitivity of more than 60% (for stages I & II).

Ovarian cancer, although accounting for 1% of cancers overall, is the 5th cause of death among all cancers. This is explained by more than 50% of cases being diagnosed at an advanced (metastatic) stage. Although there are effective targeted therapies for women who are sensitive to platinum chemotherapy, the 5-year survival of patients with metastatic ovarian cancer barely approaches 30%.

Avantect Ovarian is for women at high risk of ovarian cancer:

  • Carriers of mutations in specific genes. e.g. BRCA1 and BRCA2
  • Women with a family history of breast or ovarian cancer. (There are specific criteria)

How the test works:

This test detects epigenetic changes in 5hmC (5-hydroxymethylcytosine) and gives a signal of whether or not ovarian cancer is present.

Avantect is not a diagnostic test. In case of a positive signal, the patient should contact her gynaecologist for further tests (transvaginal ultrasound), to diagnose cancer at the earliest possible stage to cure it.



Frequently Asked Questions

Who is the Avantect® test for ovarian cancer for?


The Avantect® test for ovarian cancer is intended for patients at high risk of ovarian cancer. That is, carriers of mutations in specific genes; e.g. BRCA1 and BRCA2 and women with a family history of breast or ovarian cancer. (There are specific criteria)

How long does it take to get my results?


15 business days

What type of sample is needed for the test?


The Avantect Ovarian test for ovarian cancer requires 10 ml of blood for each of the two Cell-Free DNA BCT® Streck tubes provided by Genekor in the test kit.

Is the test covered by public/private insurance?


For information about the cost coverage of the test you should contact your insurance company or our company.

How can I send my sample?


Genekor is responsible for all necessary procedures for the receipt and return of your sample. To arrange sample collection and return, please contact us.

How can I make the payment?


Payment can be made by bank transfer or credit/debit card

How will I get my results?


Your results will be shared with your doctor via a secure network and to you via e-mail.

How to order the test?

Our Customer Service Team is committed to answering your questions about the services offered by Genekor. If you are interested in any of the tests offered by Genekor, please contact us directly.


*The completion and submission of the Consent and Consent form that you will find in the following link is required.

If you want to send us your sample, please contact us in order to arrange all procedures.

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