A pharmacogenetics test is a one-time genetic test performed after obtaining a simple buccal swab from a resident and can reveal variability in the expression of the cytochrome P450 enzymes that are involved in metabolizing 90% of medications prescribed in the U.S.
This knowledge may help providers when making personalized therapeutic decisions for residents suffering from some of the most prevalent clinical conditions like psychiatric disorders, cardiovascular disease or pain.
Adverse Drug Reactions (ADRs) are the 4th leading cause of death in America. 4.5 million Americans visit their doctor’s office or the emergency room every year because of adverse side effects related to prescription medications.
53% of medications are ineffective as the first line of therapy. Choosing the right dose of the right medication through genetic testing may drastically improve the treatment outcome.
Billions of dollars are spent annually on medications that do not work. PGx testing is a noninvasive buccal swab that is only tested once, but offers guidance for a lifetime
Avoid the trial-and-error pattern of prescribing. Residents who experience medication side effects are less likely to maintain medication compliance.