What is Pharmacogenetics (PGX)?
Pharmacogenetics is the study of inherited genetic differences in drug metabolic pathways which can affect individual responses to prescribed drugs.
Until recently, drugs have been developed with the idea that each drug works pretty much the same in everybody.
It can be difficult to predict who will benefit from a medication, who will not respond at all, and who will experience negative side effects.
The use of (PGX) testing in clinical practice will improve drug safety and decrease the rate of adverse drug reactions.
The results produced from pharmacogenetic testing will provide your physician with information that can be used to make actionable prescribing decisions.
Reducing healthcare costs while simultaneously improving clinical outcomes.
Mitigation of costly trial and error periods when trying to select a new medication.
Mitigation of costs associated with treating adverse drug events and reactions.