The challenge with traditional drug prescription

The traditional model of drug prescription relies on trial-and-error.

However, a drug that is effective in one individual may have no therapeutic effect on another. And in a third, it may result in side effects, or even a dangerous adverse event.

Pharmacogenomics testing helps predict an individual’s response to drugs based on their genetics

A patient’s DNA is collected with a simple cheek swab in a doctor’s office.

The patient’s DNA is analyzed at our genetics laboratory to understand how he or she metabolize medications.

The pharmacogenomics test report indicates guidance levels based on the patient’s genotype. For example, that a specific medication has potentially reduced efficacy in a patient, or increased toxicity.

Effective utilization of pharmacogenomics may lead to…

pharmacogenomics_icons-01 Better treatment outcomes
pharmacogenomics_icons-02 Minimization of drug toxicities and adverse drug reactions
pharmacogenomics_icons-03 Reduced patient burden and cost that can result from trial-and-error treatment.

Interested in using pharmacogenomics in your practice?