What is Pharmacogenetics?
- Pharmacogenetics (PGX) is the study of genetic variation that determines how individuals respond to specific drugs.
- It allows physicians to more accurately determine the right drug and dosage for the patient (avoid Adverse Drug Reactions (ADRs))
- Becoming increasingly important for pain treatment and psychotropic and cardiac drug dose management.
Knowing this valuable information helps physicians prescribe the correct drug and dosage to avoid adverse drug reactions. Overdose is the 3rd leading cause of death in the United States. PGX testing provides evidence-based, actionable data that creates a personalized perspective for clinicians.
PGX testing is a completely safe and inexpensive way of providing evidence-based, actionable data that creates a personalized plan for physicians and patients.