The Galleri® Test
The Galleri® cancer test is recommended for use in adults with an elevated risk for cancer, such as those aged 50 or older. The Galleri® test is intended to detect cancer signals and predict where in the body the cancer signal is located. The test claims that the test has a very low false-positive rate of 0.5%. The test claims an 83% accuracy rate in predicting the location and directing the diagnostic workup needed for the cancer the test locates. However, the Galleri® test does not detect all cancers and should be used in addition to routine cancer screening tests.
The Galleri® test is a simple blood test collected in our office. We’ll send your blood sample to an outside lab for processing. Test results take about 10 business days to get back. We’ll call you to walk you through your results and recommend any follow ups or next steps to take depending on your results.
Important Safety Information
The Galleri test is recommended for use in adults with an elevated risk for cancer, such as those aged 50 or older. The Galleri test does not detect all cancers and should be used in addition to routine cancer screening tests recommended by a healthcare provider. Galleri is intended to detect cancer signals and predict where in the body the cancer signal is located. Use of Galleri is not recommended in individuals who are pregnant, 21 years old or younger, or undergoing active cancer treatment. Results should be interpreted by a healthcare provider in the context of medical history, clinical signs, and symptoms. A test result of “Cancer Signal Not Detected” does not rule out cancer. A test result of “Cancer Signal Detected” requires confirmatory diagnostic evaluation by medically established procedures (e.g., imaging) to confirm cancer. If cancer is not confirmed with further testing, it could mean that cancer is not present or testing was insufficient to detect cancer, including due to the cancer located in a different part of the body. False-positive (a cancer signal detected when cancer is not present) and false-negative (a cancer signal not detected when cancer is present) test results do occur.