Pharmacogenomic (PGx) Panel
Pharmacogenomic testing utilizes a one-time cheek swab which is processed through our GX Sciences GeneDose Protocol. This is done to determine whether a patient has specific genetic variants that can influence a drug’s metabolism, drug-to-drug interactions, and the potential for side effects. This knowledge can influence the dosing of the drug and often influences the choice of medication. It can also help us avoid specific medicines altogether. The GeneDose Report also offers us an extremely thorough report to evaluate clotting risk, side effect potential, drug-to-drug interactions, and expected efficacy.
What is Pharmacogenomic (PGx) Testing?
Pharmacogenomics is the study of how a person’s genes can affect their response to drugs. This relatively new field combines pharmacology (the science of drugs) and genomics (the study of genes and their functions) to develop a highly accurate method of determining safe medication doses tailored to a person’s genetic makeup.
Traditionally, pharmaceuticals have been developed using a “one-size-fits-all” approach, assuming that medications work the same way regardless of the person taking them. This forces most people to engage in a trial and error process to find the best medicine with minor side effects. Unfortunately, this is not highly effective and has resulted in the FDA labeling more than 200 medications with black box warnings of adverse reactions and potential risks.
Who Should Get A Pharmacogenomic Panel?
A pharmacogenomic test may be the perfect solution to finding the right prescription for those wanting to reduce the time and money needed for trial and error medications. Information about your genetic makeup may be the greatest weapon against a particular ailment or invasive procedure. If you have been frustrated with your lack of success with various prescription drugs, the answer may lie within your genes.
Patients who require Pharmacogenomic (PGx) testing have or have experienced:
- Previous Drug Reactions
- Family History of Drug Reactions
- Chemical Sensitivities
- Multiple Health Issues
- Taking Multiple Medications
- Poor Communication Skills
Schedule Pharmacogenomic Testing in Hickman, NE
At Bella Wellness & Aesthetics, you’ll find qualified experts with years of training in Pharmacogenomic Testing. Connect with us in Hickman, NE, by filling out and submitting the form below, or call us at (402) 204-5709. We look forward to hearing from you!