Pharmacogenetic genetics is the study of genetic variations that can influence an individual’s response to drugs, both in terms of drug efficacy and adverse effects. Two patients with the same diagnosis, prescribed the same medication, can experience significantly different clinical responses based on their genetic differences. The ability to predict how a patient will respond to specifics drugs through pharmacogenetic testing can have a dramatic impact on quality of life.
Pharmacogenetic testing is non-invasive, using a buccal swab to collect the specimen. Our laboratories analyze genetic variations to determine a patient’s capacity to metabolize medications in cardiology, pain management, mental health, diabetes, gastroenterology or urology, enabling a physician to personalize medication to the patient.