Detect Cancer Early with Galleri Blood Test
The Galleri Cancer Test produced by Grail is a single draw blood test that screens for over 50 different types of cancer. A majority of cancers are diagnosed too late. Galleri can detect early stage cancers to help diagnose treatments before it's too late, and improve survival rates.
Galleri Cancer Test Explained
How You Can Benefit from Galleri
Find Cancer. Fight Stronger.
When cancers are diagnosed early the 5-year survival rate is 4x higher than when diagnosed in later stages. The Galleri test is intended to be used in addition to other cancer screenings, like a mammogram or colonoscopy. Together these tests can help you overcome the risk factors that develop and spread cancer, such as age, family history and environmental exposures, increasing your chances for better outcomes.
The Galleri Test Process
- Visit Our Practice
- Get Blood Drawn
- Review Your Results
The Galleri test must be given by a certified health care provider, like our office in Milford, Connecticut.
During your visit, our lab technician will perform a blood draw. Your blood will then be tested.
Once results are available (~2 weeks), we will contact you to review and discuss next steps.
Galleri tests provide two possible results:
- Cancer Signal NOT Detected
- Cancer Signal Detected
This is a positive result, but continue with routine screenings recommended by health care providers since the Galleri test doesn't detect all cancers.
There is suspicion of cancer. The Galleri test shows where in the body the signal comes from. Take additional tests to properly diagnose the cancer.
Detect many cancers not commonly screened for today before it's too late.
Ge the results you need with a single, simple blood draw.
Locate cancer signals to help diagnose and develop treatment plans.
What to know
Am I eligible for the Galleri test?
The Galleri test may be right for people between the ages of 40-45 who:
- Smoke or quit smoking in the last 10 years
- Have a parent, child and/or sibling who has had cancer
- Have received an organ transplant
- Have tested positive for HIV
- Those diagnosed or treated for cancer within the past three years. (You need to be 3 years past surgery, chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy but can still be taking hormonal therapy.)
- Those aged 39 years or younger
- Those currently pregnant
Risk of cancer increases as we age. So the Galleri test is also recommended for adults ages 50 or older.
The following are NOT eligible for the Galleri test:
Where can I take the Galleri test?
The easiest way to take the Galleri test is to make an appointment at our HyperFit MD practice in Milford, Connecticut. We have the kits in our office and can perform the test during your visit.
The other way to take the Galleri test is a little more involved.
First you must request a test yourself. Visit here to learn more about requesting a Galleri test >
Once approved, and you receive the Galleri test kit, you can schedule a blood draw appointment with one of GRAIL’s partner laboratories. Find the closest location to you >
Please do not open your collection kit. The kit should be unopened when you take it to a lab. A certified lab technician will open it for you and administer the blood draw.
Or you can skip all that, and not worry about getting a kit mailed to your home, and instead let us take care of everything. All you would need to do is visit our practice in Milford.
Is the Galleri test covered by insurance?
Currently, the Galleri test is not covered by insurance. However, we do provide flexible payment plans at our practice. You may also be able to use your flexible spending account (FSA) or health savings account (HSA) to pay for the Galleri test. Check with your FSA/HSA administrator to determine eligibility.