Inherited differences in your genes can affect your individual response to medications. Some people have excellent therapeutic responses to their prescription medications, while others may experience little to no benefit. Additionally, some individuals may be at risk of adverse drug reactions related to built-up toxicity in their systems. This can potentially lead to serious, life-threatening medical events requiring hospitalization or worse.
GeneAlign pharmacogenetic testing is a DNA test designed specifically to improve patient care and safety. Our testing service pinpoints specific genes involved in the metabolization of medications in your body. By targeting small changes within these genes, clinicians can get a more accurate prediction of the relative rate at which your body is able to process certain prescription and over-the-counter drugs, potentially optimizing the therapeutic benefit that you receive from your medications.
By the Numbers
Adverse Drug Events annually account for:
Over 200 FDA-approved drugs have PGx information on labels4
Two-thirds of all patient visits result in a drug prescription
If you answered "Yes" to any of these questions, you may be a candidate for our cutting edge, new diagnostic test.
How can I get tested?
Why should I get tested?
1 – U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.
(2014). National Action Plan for Adverse Drug Event Prevention. Washington, DC: Author.
2 – New England Journal of Medicine, July 22, 2010
3 – https://www.cdc.gov/medicationsafety/basics.html
4 – https://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DevelopmentApprovalProcess/DevelopmentResources/DrugInteractionsLabeling/ucm114848.htm