Why does a Cancer Signal Detected test result from OncoK9 require further diagnostic testing for confirmation?
The OncoK9 test does not provide a diagnosis of cancer and is meant to be used alongside existing clinical evaluation. The test’s results must be confirmed by established methods (such as tissue analysis) in order to arrive at a definitive diagnosis.
How should a Cancer Signal Detected result be interpreted?
A Cancer Signal Detected result indicates that cancer-associated genomic alterations were detected in the sample. This significantly increases the likelihood that cancer is present but does not confirm the presence of cancer. This result should NOT ...
How should a Cancer Signal Not Detected result be interpreted?
A Cancer Signal Not Detected result indicates that no cancer-associated genomic alterations were detected in the sample. This significantly reduces the likelihood that cancer is present, but does not rule out the presence of cancer or the possibility ...
What do I do when the OncoK9 test result is Cancer Signal Not Detected and the clinical picture and follow up diagnostic workup suggest the presence of cancer?
OncoK9 does not detect cancer each time cancer is present. As with all tests, false negative results will occur. Each case should be managed by the veterinarian taking all available clinical information into account, including details related to the ...
What diagnostic tests should be ordered when a patient’s test result comes back as Cancer Signal Detected?
Each case is different, and followup diagnostic workup is at the discretion of the veterinarian. A cancer-focused clinical evaluation is advised, with a thorough physical exam (including oral and rectal exam), thoracic and abdominal imaging, and ...
What do I do when the OncoK9 test result is Cancer Signal Detected and the subsequent clinical evaluation does not indicate the presence of cancer?
If the clinical evaluation does not result in a cancer diagnosis, this could mean that the selected confirmatory tests did not identify the cancer, or that the test result was a false positive. Advanced or confirmatory diagnostics, such as ...