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PHARMACOGENETICS (PGx)

 

What is Pharmacogenetics (PGx) Testing?

Pharmacogenetics is the relationship between a patient’s unique genetic makeup and their response to certain medications. Genetic mutations can cause either higher or lower rates of metabolism for known drugs.

Close up view of many green pills

ADR 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 (ADR).

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 a 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.

Panels Tested

Personalized Medicine Panel Comprehensive Panel

CYP2C19, CYP2D6, CYP2C9, F2 Gene, F5 Gene, VKORC1, MTHFR, SLC01B1, CYP3A4, CYP3A5, APOE , CYP1A2, CYP2B6, COMT

Cardiology & Thrombophilia Panel

CYP2C19, CYP2D6, CYP2C9, F2 Gene, F5 Gene, VKORC1, MTHFR, SLC01B1, CYP3A4, CYP3A5

Pain Panel

CYP2C19, CYP2D6, CYP2C9, CYP3A4, CYP3A5, CYP1A2, CYP2B6, COMT

Psychiatry Panel

CYP2C19, CYP2D6, CYP2C9, CYP3A4, CYP3A5, CYP1A2, COMT

Pain/Psychiatry Panel

CYP2C19, CYP2C9, CYP2D6, CYP3A4, CYP3A5, CYP1A2, CYP2B6, COMT