What is PGx Genetic Testing?
Pharmacogenetic testing, also called DNA Drug Sensitivity Testing, is the testing of certain genes to determine how individuals might react to specific medications. With insight derived from pharmacogenetic testing, healthcare providers may decrease the need for "trial-and-error” dosing and might substantially reduce the risk Adverse Drug Events
Adversre Drug Reaction is the 4th leading cause of death in the United States.
According to the FDA, each year, approximately 4.5 million Americans visit their doctors or the emergency room due to Adverse Drug Reactions
Why are the results important?
Testing will specify how quickly your body metabolizes, or filters, any given drug. Some patients are rapid metabolizers, flushing medication so quickly from their system that their body does not benefit from the medication. Poor metabolizers, on the other hand, can be harmed because the normal dose of medicine is too much for their body to metabolize. This test provides you and your physician vital information that is needed when prescribing medication. This means the right drug for the right patient at the right dose, ultimately optimizing the patients drug therapy outcome.
PGx Genetic Test
Pharmacogenomics (PGx) analyzes your DNA to predict how you will respond to 150+ different drugs including those used in the treatment of chronic or acute pain, cardiovascular health, mental health, infectious disease, and gastrointestinal treatment. This test includes all three PGx panels plus additional medical insights for other drug classes that include urological agents, alpha-blockers, and diabetes treatments, delivering a personalized medicine report unique to you.
Our PGx DNA Test will help you discover:
- Reactions to 150+ medical drugs
- Dosage recommendations
- Identify and discover compatible medications
- Manage medication risks
Recommended for determining optimal health drug treatment.
*Need Primary healthcare provider who is licensed and able to write a prescription to complete the test order*
*(Primary healthcare provider Autorization Forms Included in DNA Kit)*