Physicians; Why Take The Risk Of Prescribing Without A PGX Test?
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- 95% of people have at least 1 gene variation that will affect how well drugs will work with their body.
- Patients have differences in DNA that impact drug metabolism which may increase their likelihood of an adverse drug reaction.
- More than 85% of the population have detectable variations in their DNA that increase their risk for adverse drug reactions.
- Adverse drug reactions are the 4th leading cause of death nationwide with more than 8.6 million cases reported annually.
WHAT IS PGX TESTING?
Pharmacogenomics is the study of genetic variations that influence an individual's response to drugs. Each person responds uniquely to treatment so the same approach may not be effective or may cause adverse drug effects in different patients. PGX testing helps physicians make informed treatment decisions. This leads to better outcomes by decreasing adverse drug events and by increasing the effectiveness of prescription drugs.
WHO SHOULD BE TESTED
You are candidate for PGX testing if you meet one or more of the following conditions:
- You experience less than optimal results from prescribed medications.
- People with a personal or family history of adverse drug reactions in response to certain medications.
- People taking multiple prescriptions medications for multiple chronic conditions.
MOVE BEYOND TRIAL AND ERROR
Finding the medication that works best for you shouldn't be a guessing game. A simple cheek swab can reveal which medications may cause side effects or even dangerous adverse reactions that cause of more than 100,000 deaths in the U.S. each year.
TREATMENT TAILORED TO YOUR DNA
With knowledge of your genetic makeup treatments can be tailored uniquely to you.
Our PGX testing reports details how your body metabolizes medications and suggests alternative prescriptions when increased sensitivity or reduced response is likely.