*National Center for Biotechnology Information
Pharmacogenomics combines the science of how drugs work (pharmacology) with the science of the human genome (genomics). It is a well-established, evidence-based decision-support tool that helps providers reduce adverse outcomes from commonly prescribed medication leading to fewer complications and increased medication efficacy. This test is valid for your patient’s entire life.
Our specimen collections process is quick and easy. Using the enclosed buccal swabs, rub the inside of your patient’s cheek, place the swabs and signed forms into the enclosed prepaid return envelope, then ship it to our lab for processing. See additional instructions in the test kit.
You will receive a copy of your patient’s results approximately 7-10 days after you send the collected specimen back to our CLIA Certified lab using the enclosed prepaid shipping envelope (delays may occur if the requisition form is not completely filled out and signed). Results are porivded in an easy to read format that shows which medications are safe, which may require dosage adjustments and which may prove harmful to your patient. If a list of currently prescribed medications is provided, the report will also include information pertaining to drug-drug interactions.
Pharmacogenomics is already a part of routine clinical care in many academic centers such as the Mayo Clinic, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, University of Florida, Vanderbilt University, Moffitt Cancer Center, etc. The FDA has updated the label on more than 250 medications to include pharmacogenetic information and this list continues to grow.