Adverse drug reactions cause more than 100,000 deaths each year.
Advances in healthcare technology has made it possible to better predict your response to medication and identify potential health problems before they start. Traditionally medical providers have used a trial and error approach, but pharmacogenetics is a type of genetic testing which helps avoid much of the trial and error associated with developing an effective treatment plan. This powerful, proactive information allows doctors to better tailor treatment each and every patient.
Moving Beyond Trial and Error
Finding the medication that works best for patients shouldn’t be a guessing game for doctors, and with pharmacogenetic testing specific guidance about medications that work best for you are based on your DNA. A simple cheek swab can reveal which medications may cause side effects or even dangerous adverse reactions.
Treatment ACTUALLY Tailored to You
Armed with knowledge of your genetic makeup, treatments can be built to empower you to be an advocate for your own health. Testing provides information about how people with your genotype commonly respond to prescribed medications. Most test reports detail how your body metabolizes medications and suggests alternative prescriptions when increased sensitivity or reduced response is likely.
Order a Test
Many providers will tie this in with your insurance, costing you nothing.
A basic cheek swab is all that’s necessary to check your DNA
A CLIA certified lab extracts information from your DNA and delivers the test results to your doctor within 2 business days.
Your doctor can now use this information if and when medication is prescribed instead of guessing, helping you feel better long-term and avoid unwanted side effects or reactions
Testing should be FREE, covered under your insurance or medicare. Who this really benefits right now are people over 55 that have been prescribed multiple medications.