Pharmacogenetics

Pharmacogenetics (PGx)

Pharmacogenetics

Precision medicine is here!

PGx helps identify which medications and doses are most effective for you, based on your DNA.

A Pharmacist, certified in pharmacogenetics (PGx), will help you swab the inside of your cheeks for DNA and send it to the lab. Your DNA is analyzed, using state-of-the-art equipment, for the presence of key markers tied to your ability to metabolize various medications. This process achieves 99.8% accuracy, and the test empowers your pharmacist and healthcare provider to personalize and prescribe medications that are right for you instead of relying on trial and error.

Helps avoid ineffective and unsafe medications, based on your body’s sensitivity.

Many prescription and OTC medications come with unwanted side effects, which may result from your inability to metabolize or respond to those medications because of your genetic profile. Our test helps you identify the medications that are safe for your body and those you should avoid, before you even take the medication.

Your test Includes a Personalized Medication Review (PMR) with a certified PGx Pharmacist.

After your test results are available, your certified PGx Pharmacist will schedule an appointment to review the results with you. This session is called the Personalized Medication Review (PMR) and is included in the price of our test. During the PMR session, the certified PGx Pharmacist will discuss the risks and benefits of your current and future medications, indicating which medications are right for you and which you should avoid, all based on your DNA profile. As needed, the pharmacist will also discuss the results with your physician to help in personalizing your clinical treatment plan.

Helps you ensure long-term health for you and your family

By investing in your health, you can improve how you live your life, now and in the future. If you are considering if a pharmacogenetic test is right for you and your family, here are some facts to consider:

  • A majority of Americans take prescription medications without being fully informed about associated risks, contraindications and adverse effects.
  • At least 1.5 million cases of preventable adverse events occur in the US each year; they are costly and sometimes result in fatal incidents.

A survey conducted by Harris Interactive® showed that:

  • 35% of people who were on prescription medication reported that they had decided not to take the medication, because they had concerns about potential adverse events.
  • 94% of people who have had an adverse event reported they had stopped taking a medication due to an adverse reaction.

Taking the right medication and dose is essential to maintaining long-term health for you and your family. And that’s why investing in a pharmacogenetic test makes sense.

Instead of trying medication after medication, dose after dose, wouldn’t you like to know YOUR body affects the medications first? Ask one of our Certified Pharmacogenetic Pharmacists for more information today. Our pharmacogenetic test examines your DNA for indicators of how you might respond to certain medications. It covers more than 200 prescription and OTC medications, including those for:

  • Acid reflux
  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Blood clots
  • Cancer
  • Cholesterol
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Pain
  • Other

If your condition or medication is not listed, our pharmacists, certified in pharmacogenetics, can answer any specific questions or needs you might have.

Genetic tests can cost thousands of dollars, due to their nature and complexity. However, since our testing uses the latest advancements in research and technology, we are able to provide you with The Most Comprehensive Pharmacogenetic Program at a significantly lower cost. And, since your DNA does not change, your test provides you and your prescribers with a lifetime blueprint for your current and future medication therapy needs. Of all the investments you make in your life, knowing which medications to avoid and which are more ideally suited for you, may be one of the most important investments you can make for you and your loved ones, and lasts a lifetime!