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Pharmacogenomics is the study of how genes affect a person’s response to drugs. The relatively new field combines pharmacology (the study of drugs) and genomics (the study of genes and their function) to develop effective, safe medications and dosing that will be tailored to a person’s genetic make-up.
Individual genetic variations greatly impact individual’s response to therapeutic drugs. It is predicted that more than 20% of patients being treated with a particular drug are poor responders. Traditional standard approaches of “trial and error” and “one-size and one dose fits all” contribute to 25-50% of drug toxicity and therapeutic failures. Testing for genetic variations can predict individual patient response to particular therapeutic regiments. It provides powerful information that allows physicians to make an informed decision when prescribing a particular drug to their patient.
We have one of the most comprehensive panels of pharmacogenetic tests with clinical utility in areas including pain, cardiovascular disease, thrombophilia, cancer and Psychiatry/ADHD. These tests allow physicians to personalize treatments regiments for individual patients.
Patients and physicians can choose either our comprehensive personalized medicine panel which detects over 100 clinically significant genetic variants from over 20 drug-metabolizing enzymes or one of our medical specialty panels found below.
Why PGx Testing?
Patients have differences in DNA that impact drug metabolism which may increase their likelihood of an adverse drug reaction:
More than 85% of the population have detectable variations in their DNA that increase their risk for adverse drug reactions.
Adverse drug reactions are the 4th leading cause of death nationwide with more than 8.6 million cases reported annually.
The FDA highlights pharmacogenomics data for more than 130 prescription medications, indicating their strong support for testing.
COMPREHENSIVE PERSONALIZED MEDICINE
PSYCHIATRY / ADHD
CARDIOLOGY & THROMBOPHILIA