Each of us metabolize or break down medications differently, based on our unique genetic makeup. Your physician can help you determine how you will react to certain commonly prescribed medications and which to avoid because of risk of Adverse Drug Events (ADEs).
Testing is available with an order from your doctor, and results will be made available to your doctor through a secure online portal. Additionally, you will receive a card that can be shared with any other physician who participates in your care. And since results don’t change for a lifetime, this information will be critical to keep and share with future prescribing doctors.
Advantages of Pharmacogenomic Testing
- Eliminate or reduce ‘trial and error’ prescribing of medication
- Understand individual drug response to determine the right drug and the right dose
- Reduce negative side effects
- Avoid out of pocket costs of unnecessary or ineffective medications