Pharmacogenetics (PGx)

Pharmacogenetic Testing

Phamatech offers comprehensive, highly personalized, medication tailored Pharmacogenetic testing that utilizes an FDA cleared platform and assists physicians in identifying responders and non-responders to medications. Pharmacogenetic testing detects genetic variations (polymorphisms) that affect function of key drug metabolizing enzymes, drug transporters, and targets. It predicts each person’s ability to metabolize and respond to medications. The goal of this testing is to help physicians to avoid adverse drug reactions in their patients, optimize drug dosage, and select the best therapeutic strategy.

Who will benefit from Pharmacogenetic Testing?

♦ Patients who have been prescribed Plavix, Warfarin, blood pressure and antiarrhythmic medications, statins, pain killers, antidepressants, and antipsychotics
♦ Patients who experience lack of symptom relief from prescribed medications
♦ Patients who develop adverse drug reactions to prescribed medications

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Our Process & Results

♦ Simple and pain-free cheek swab sample collection
♦ Reliable, FDA cleared, state-of-the-art genotyping technology
♦ 48-72 h Turn Around Time
♦ Comprehensive Pharmacogenetic report
♦ Removable wallet-sized test summary card of patient results

How to use the results of Pharmacogenetic testing?

Phamatech report provides Pharmacogenetic results along with the analysis of how prescribed medication interacts with the patient’s genetic makeup. Individualized guidelines are listed that warn about possible toxicity or reduced drug efficacy and suggest dose adjustment or use of alternative medications. In addition, each report offers comprehensive interpretative overview on metabolism of over 250 common medications that is tailored to patient’s genotype.