Pharmacogenetics (PGX)

Knowing whether a patient carries any genetic variations can help a prescriber individualize drug therapy and assist in improving patient outcomes.

Our testing covers a diverse range of specialties (including Family Practice, Addiction, Pain Management, Internal Medicine, OB/GYN, and more).  Pharmacogenomics is the study of how genes affect a person’s response to drugs.  Our genetic makeup determines the nature of the drug-metabolizing enzymes in the liver, the method by which medications are absorbed, distributed, metabolized, eliminated from body, and the receptors upon which medications work – or fail to work.

With a simple non invasive cheek swab we are able to help medical professionals and their patients come up with a drug regimen that will specifically work for them based on their genetic makeup.  Our test results offer a blueprint, which shows how each individual patient will metabolize the drugs they are prescribed.  Having this test performed will help a doctor prescribe the right drug, at the right dose, the very first time.

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