Pharmacogenomics (PGx) is the study of how a person's DNA affects their response to medications.
Over 100 medications will be tested for in the PGx test. You will know if, because of your DNA, there is a minimal, moderate, or major gene-drug interaction. Some drugs may have a limited pharmacogenomic impact while other drugs are currently under review by the lab.
To see which medications are covered in the test, click here to read our blog post.
As new evidence and guidelines emerge, your report will be updated to reflect the most current scientific information. This update will be at no cost to you.
Purchase the Pharmacogenomics Package ($500)
Can a DNA test help you with your current medications? Can a DNA test explain why your past medications didn't work for you or caused you to experience side effects? What future medications would be best for you take?
Let's meet to discuss how this genetic test can help you now and in the future. After you purchase the PGx package, you will receive an email to fill out your Medical Information form. Once that is submitted, a second email will be sent so that you can read and sign the Consent Form and HIPAA Release Form.
Book and Attend Initial Consultation
After all forms have been submitted, you will receive an email to book your initial consultation. We can meet in person or over Zoom. During the appointment, we will review your Medical Information Form and discuss if your current or past medications have any genetic associations. We'll talk about what you can expect to learn from a pharmacogenomics test, the estimated cost of the test, and how to take your DNA sample.
Collect Your DNA Sample
After the consultation, we will send your information to the lab and the lab will mail the test kit to your home. If you choose to meet in person, we can take your sample at the end of the initial consultation.
If a test kit is mailed to your home, take your sample as soon as possible. Depending on the lab, it will either be a cheek swab or saliva sample. Do not eat, drink (including water), chew gum or smoke for 30 minutes prior to taking your sample. Follow the instructions that are provided in your kit. Go to the lab's website to activate your sample. Mail your sample back to the lab by using the packaging and pre-paid label provided in the kit. The sooner you mail your kit back, the sooner you will have your results. If there is a cost for the kit, the lab will reach out to you directly to collect payment.
Attend Review Consultation
Once your results are ready, you will receive an email to book your in-person or Zoom review appointment. At the appointment, we will discuss your results and how they affect your current, past, and future medications. If your current medications should be changed based on your results, I will let you and your provider(s) know. You will also receive a document within one week of our appointment highlighting what we talked about.