What Do I Need To Have Done To Be Tested With Prolaris?
Since you have already had a prostate biopsy in order to make your prostate cancer diagnosis you will not need to undergo any additional biopsies in order to get tested with Prolaris. Your prostate tissue sample will be sent to Myriad’s laboratories where it will be tested and analyzed to determine the aggressiveness of your prostate cancer.
How Does the Testing Process Work?
When Myriad receives your prostate tissue sample from the pathology lab, it is accessioned and testing is promptly started. Your tissue sample is shaved into thin sections and attached to slides which are then dyed and processed. Any remaining tissue that is not used in our testing process is then sent back to the pathology lab where it was originally received from.
Once your sample(s) have been processed the results are then sent directly to your physician. Your result will contain your personalized Prolaris Score™ as well as your 10-year prostate cancer-specific mortality risk. Your physician will schedule a time to sit down with you and discuss your results at a time that is convenient for both of you.