The Future of Healthcare
It is important to know how our bodies react to medicine. Pharmacogenetic testing can help us find the right dosage for everyone. If you or a loved one are concerned about finding your right dosage, take the first step. Order a PGx test today.
By using a genetic test to examine specific genetic sequences, doctors can determine individual dosages of delicate medications. This helps patients get effective treatment faster and safer.
If you or a loved one is on a volatile drug, pharmacogenetic testing might be a way to reduce any risk of misdosages and ineffective medication. Talk to your doctor about your options for pharmacogenetic testing and see what medications might be affected by genetic markers.
Genetics of Medicine
Many medications can be affected by genes. One example is the drug Warfarin. What might be a safe dosage of Warfarin for one patient might be a dangerous or ineffective dosage for another. PGx testing helps doctors find the correct dosage without trial and error.
Understanding your results
Genetic test results are complicated documents. Often, it takes an expert in the field of genetic counseling to help patients interpret the results and decide on next steps.
Take the first step to Pharmacogenetic Testing!
WHAT TYPE OF PATIENTS SHOULD BE TESTED?
•Any patient that is prescribed a reactive or volatile drug, such as Warfarin, an opioid, or Abacavir.
•Anyone using a drug on the FDA Table of Pharmacogenetic Biomarkers
•Those experiencing an overexposure to a previously safe drug.
•Those who do not feel the effect of a prescribed drug.
•Anyone who has tested positive for a genetic disease and is considering medication as a treatment option.
Common Pharmacogenetic Drugs Tested
Warfarin: A common blood thinner linked to the CYP2C9 and VKORC1 genes.
Antipsychotics: medications to help mental disorders linked to DRD3, CYP2D6, CYP2C19, CYP1A2
Antidepressants/Epilepsy Medications: Linked to CYP2D6, CYPD6 CYP2C9, CYP1A2, SLC6A4, HTR2A/C
Tamoxifen: a breast cancer treatment linked to the CYPD6 gene
Opioids: pain medications linked to the OPRM1 gene.
ADD treatments: often linked to the D4D4 gene.
Carbamazepine: an epilepsy treatment linked to HLA-B*1502
Abacavir: an HIV treatment linked to the HLA-B*5701 gene
Pharmogenetics is Medicine, Personalized!
Misdosages can be expensive and painful, for you and your loved ones.
Pharmacogenetics can help prevent unexpected costs, health complications, and misdosages from many types of medicine. Some medications include:
•Irinotecan, Tamoxifen, and 5-Fluorouracil
•Antidepressants and Antiepileptics
•Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs)
Why wait? Get tested today!
Pharmacogenetic testing from Clear Bridge Biomedics is quick, easy, and affordable.
Clear Bridge Biomedics prides itself on providing the highest quality genetic tests right to your door. When you order your PGx testing kit, we will help you connect to your local healthcare provider or genetic specialist. From there, you can begin to unlock the secrets of your body’s reaction to medication. So why wait? Order today!