BRCA Mutations
Category: Cytogenetics
Contact Hours: 4
Course Author: Deborah L. Buckley, MBA, MT(ASCP)
Course Level: Intermediate
ASCLS P.A.C.E.® #: 511-655-19
CE Broker #: 20-322723
Expiration Date: 12/31/2021
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>> 35 pages of material with 25 quiz questions. <<

At the end of this course, the participant will be able to:

  1. Define common genetic terminology.
  2. Describe the function of the BRCA gene
  3. Recall who’s at risk for carrying the BRCA mutation.
  4. Recall BRCA1 specific information as it relates to the gene itself.
  5. Recall BRCA2 specific information as it relates to the gene itself.
  6. Evaluate statistical information as relates to BRCA mutation carriers and their probability of certain cancers.
  7. Assess the various susceptibility models for breast cancer risk and compare their usefulness in different patient situations.
  8. List the patient information that is assessed in the Gail model risk assessment calculator.
  9. List the specimen types that are acceptable for BRCA testing.
  10. compare the test panels available for BRCA detection and recall when each is appropriate to use.
  11. Discuss the test performance characteristics, including specificity, sensitivity, accuracy, and limitations.
  12. List the six possible results that a patient could receive on the their report and recall the meaning of each.
  13. Interpret patient lab results.
  14. Outline all the cancer risk prevention strategies available to BRCA mutation carriers and describe how the prevention strategy would lower risk.
  15. Discuss the different alternative options and lifestyle changes available for cancer risk reduction.


Course Type Course Code Price
Online - Complete Course
Course is available online IMMEDIATELY after purchase
Reading material is presented in a PDF or PowerPoint format
One copy of the reading material can be printed out or saved
Quiz answers are entered online & graded immediately
YOU print your certificate from your Course History
O-CYG003 $28.00

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