Genetics Testing Can Help Determine The Best Medications For You
The truth is, medications effect everyone differently. Some people respond well and their health improves while others may see little or no improvement or may even experience unpleasant side effects. Your specific genetic makeup directly affects how well you respond to certain medications.
What Is Pharmacogenetics Testing?
Pharmacogenetic Testing analyzes the genetic factors that can affect how well you may respond to different medications and determines if you are at an increased risk of your medication(s) not working or causing adverse reactions.
This type of testing makes it possible to test the key genes known to influence how you respond to medications before you even take them. This allows doctors to make a more informed decision when deciding which and how much of a medication their patient needs while helping reduce the risk of adverse events or side effects.
Pharmacogenetic Testing allows us to offer personalized medicine to ensure the best possible outcomes for our patients.
Benefits of Pharmacogenetics Testing
- Helps doctors select the appropriate medications and dosages the first time
- Reduces the risk of drug interactions
- Provides better patient outcomes
- Reduces healthcare related costs
- Personalized medicine
Pharmacogenetics Testing Process
The screening consists of a review of your medications, medical history, and a mouth swab. We will compare the results with the medications prescribed to you and advise which ones are effective, not as effective or that won’t work at all. The results also provide dosage guidance, flagging those medications which are ineffective or inadequate and explains why others would be better suited for you.
Insurance Providers That Cover These Tests Include:
- United Health Care
- Humana PPO
Learn More About Pharmacogenetics Testing In Tampa
A simple test could make a huge difference in your health.