PGx Testing

THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION ESTIMATES THAT 1.3 MILLION PEOPLE ARE INJURED BY MEDICATION ERRORS ANNUALLY IN THE U.S. Don't be one of them.

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How is Pharmacogenomics Testing Done?

 How Is Pharmacogenomics
Testing Done?
If you choose to be tested, you’ll be asked
to give a buccal or cheek swab which is
sent to the lab where your DNA is
examined to determine your body’s
response to medications.
What Do The Results Tell You?
Results from your Pharmacogenomics
testing will specifically provide information
of how quickly your body metabolizes or 

filters a given
drug. Some
people are rapid
metabolizers.
They flush drugs
quickly from their
system and may
not realize any
benefit from taking a “normal” or “one size
fits all” dose.  A person who is a poor
metabolizer is just the opposite. In a
person who is a poor metabolizer, a
“normal” dose of medication can build up
to potentially dangerous levels.
Understanding how you metabolize the
medications that you prescribed allows
you and your doctor to customized your
treatment and determine the safest, most
effective dose for you.


Is There A Cost For My Test?
Medicare pays for the test for those 

who are qualified.


How Will I Get My Results?
The results of your test will be
sent directly to you

and only you.

It is recommended that

you give them to your

Doctor or Doctors.

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Will This Drug Work For Me? Personalized Medicine is the tailoring of medical treatment to the individual characteristics of each patient. This approach relies on scientific breakthroughs in our understanding of how a person’s unique molecular and genetic profile makes them susceptible to certain diseases. Advances in personalized medicine is having an exciting impact on patient care as it provides your physician with tools to predict which medical treatments will be safe and effective for you—and which ones will not be. What Is Pharmacogenomics? Pharmacogenomics uses information about a person’s genetic makeup to choose medications and medication doses that are likely to work best for that particular person. Until recently, drugs have been developed with the idea that each drug works generally the same in everybody. However, genomic research has changed the one-size-fits-all approach. Depending on your genetic makeup, some drugs may work more or less effectively

No Cost to the Customer if qualified by Medicare.

Why Take the Test?

 

•   If you take two or more medications, you 

need a PGX.

•   Shows how your genetics impact 

response to medications.

•   Can help improve the effectiveness of the 

medications you take.

•   Reduce negative side effects and prevent 

serious drug reactions.

•  

Avoid buying and using drugs that won’t 

work for you.

•   Help eliminate trial and error period.