Pharmacogenomics Testing & Consultation

What is Pharmacogenomics?
Pharmacogenomics is the study of how a person’s genetic makeup affects his/her response to medications.

Who should get a Pharmacogenomics test?
Patients who have experienced:

  • Previous adverse drug reactions
  • Have a family history of adverse drug reactions
  • Have chemical sensitivities
  • Ineffective control of disease state while taking high dosages or multiple medications

How is Pharmacogenomic performed?
PGx testing involves a simple, non- invasive cheek swab which is sent to the lab for analysis. This simple, affordable once in a lifetime test could change the way you take medication.

What are the benefits of Pharmacogenomics?
Studies show that medication failure is very common especially in certain classes of medication such as antidepressants and pain medications. PGx eliminates “trial and error” prescribing and allows healthcare providers to prescribe medications that patients are more likely to benefit from. This individualized approach to treatment can significantly decrease overall health care costs and reduce the use of ineffective and unsafe medications.

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