Identification Of Individuals At Risk For Lynch Syndrome Using Targeted Evaluations And Genetic Testing

Authoring Organization

Publication Month/Year

August 1, 2012

Last Updated Month/Year

June 21, 2023

Document Type


External Publication Status


Country of Publication


Document Objectives

The purpose of this practice guideline is to provide guidance and a testing algorithm for Lynch Syndrome as well as recommendations on when to offer testing.

Target Patient Population

Patients with risk of Lynch Syndrome

Inclusion Criteria

Female, Male, Adolescent, Adult, Older adult

Health Care Settings

Ambulatory, Laboratory services, Outpatient

Intended Users

Nurse, nurse practitioner, physician, physician assistant


Counseling, Assessment and screening, Prevention

Diseases/Conditions (MeSH)

D055847 - Lynch Syndrome II, D003123 - Colorectal Neoplasms, Hereditary Nonpolyposis, D005820 - Genetic Testing, D005823 - Genetics, D005817 - Genetic Counseling, D053843 - DNA Mismatch Repair, D040941 - Heredity


colorectal cancer, Lynch syndrome, genetic counseling, Mismatch repair