Pharmacogenetic Testing

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Pharmacogenetic testing allows healthcare providers to further understand how patients will process and metabolize certain prescription and OTC medications based on the patient’s genetic profile.

Pharmacogenetic testing offers a comprehensive analysis of the genetic variations of an individual patient, creating a stronger foundation upon which a drug treatment plan may be structured. Equipped with pharmacogenetic insight, prescribers are better able to avoid prescribing medications to their patients that could result in an adverse reaction, and prescribe an optimized medication plan developed based on their patient’s genetic fingerprint.

While there are numerous ways adverse drug reactions can be reduced within the healthcare community, pharmacogenetic testing and a focus on precision medicine can provide the necessary framework for medication optimization and the prevention of adverse drug reactions across the board.

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