The New ONCOblot Test
The ONCOblot is a blood test that detects cancers in their earliest forms, even before symptoms appear. It can find cancers with as few as 2 million cells (about the tip of a pin in size), unlike current mammogram scans that need over 4.5 trillion cells to be seen. Imagine finding cancer at its earliest stages when abundant treatment options are still available and effective. This test uses the ENOX2 protein as a marker, and by determining its molecular weight and isoelectric point it can identify not only the type of cancer but its organ site. With the ONCOblot test nearly all major forms of cancers are screened with a single blood draw including: Prostate, Bladder, Breast, Cervical, Colorectal, Endometrial, Esophageal, Gastric, Hepatocellular, Kidney, Leukemia, Non-Small cell, Lung Small cell, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Mesothelioma, Multiple Myeloma, Myeloma, Ovarian, Pancreatic, Sarcoma, Squamous Cell, Thyroid, Follicular, Uterine, Papillary, Testicular Germ Cell. Yes, it is possible to have multiple cancers developing in your body at the same time.
This test claims a 99.3% reliability for determining cancer(s) with no false positives, and a 96% accuracy in determining the type of and organ site of the cancer. It has been called, “the most sensitive blood test for cancer available today”. Unfortunately it can’t determine the stage of the cancer, the amount of the cancer load, or any spread of the cancer. It just effectively tells you if you have cancer, or not. Yet when considering whether to have a biopsy, determining if you have cancer can be very valuable knowledge. The ONCOblot test is approved by the FDA as a ‘Laboratory Developed Test’ but it is not covered by insurance as it is so new. It was first made available to the public in January 2013. Yes, it’s expensive. It currently costs $850 for the lab work. You can also add to this, your blood draw, specimen shipping, and any doctor fees. It’s also not a quick test. Once you have sent in the blood draw, it takes approximately 2 to 3 weeks to obtain the results. So allow for plenty of time for the process. For more information contact ONCOblot Labs at: 972-510-7773 or email you questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org.