Frequently Asked Questions

For patients

1

Does the Signatera test show which genetic defect caused my tumour?

2

What is the difference between the Signatera test and tumour marker tests?

3

How long should I wait for the first blood sampling after surgery (Signatera blood collection)?

4

What is the difference in definition between monitoring tools and the Signatera test?

5

When is it recommended to register for follow-up blood draws?

6

Why is the test not suitable for haematological tumours?

7

What is a tissue block and why should the pathologist check it before performing the test?

8

Is NEAK (National Health Insurance Fund of Hungary) financing available for the Signatera test?

9

What is the difference between the oncology tests currently on the market?

10

How many genes does the test examine?

11

How long does it take to get my result?

12

How much does the test cost?

13

How do oncologists learn about the test?

14

Can they recommend therapy based on my results?

15

Is the test suitable for hereditary cancer detection in a family?

16

Is the test suitable for inoperable tumours?

17

If Signatera test gives a positive result, do I get treatment?

18

Is there a private oncology service available in Hungary?

19

What is your opinion about thermotherapy?

20

What types of tumours can the test be used for?

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