PGx is the study of genetic variations that influence medication response. PGx allows doctors to test for specific genetic changes to predict whether a patient may have a normal response, a poor response or a higher risk of side effects, before prescribing a specific medication.
The PGx MH test analyses a specific group of genes that are known to be involved in drug metabolism for a broad range of medications used in the treatment of mental health conditions. The report provides detailed interpretation and prescribing recommendations for many antidepressants, antipsychotics, ADHD medications and some anxiolytics, all of which are listed in the medication Quick Reference List.
The PGx Pain test analyses a specific group of genes that are known to affect the drug response to several analgesics used to treat different types of pain. The report provides detailed interpretation and prescribing recommendations for several opioid analgesics, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and some medications used for neuropathic pain, all of which are listed in the medication Quick Reference List.
The PGx Multi test analyses variations in genes that have been shown to influence drug response and metabolism for over 80 medications used commonly in clinical practice and includes all genes present in PGx MH and PGx PAIN. Given many patients are on multiple medications, you may find the PGx Multi report most useful as it covers a broad range of medication classes. The report provides medication-specific prescribing considerations to help improve the safety and efficacy of medications and reduce the risk of unwanted side effects.
How To Order a PGx MH, Pain or Multi Test.
For more information see product literature for your provider.
*Testing will not be performed until payment has been received for all PGx tests