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Pharmacogenomic testing with Prairie Health

We use genetics to personalize depression and anxiety treatment to each individual.

Overview

What is pharmacogenomics?

Pharmacogenomics (also called pharmacogenetics or PGx) is the study of how your genes affect your body's response to medication. Your genes play a direct role in how your body metabolizes medications, including psychiatric medications like antidepressants.

Your genes play a direct role in how your body metabolizes medications, including psychiatric medications used to treat depression and anxiety like antidepressants.

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How genetic testing improves care


All members get a saliva-based genetic test during their first month of care because it leads to better outcomes for people with depression and anxiety.

Avoid inappropriate medications

DNA testing highlights some of the medications that may cause bad reactions. Doctors use this to make a more informed prescription.

Fewer drug side effects

DNA testing reduces the risk of adverse drug reactions like weight gain, nausea and loss of libido.

Genetic testing can help if you have:

  • Experienced strong medication side effects before

    Expect fewer side effects when genetics informs your care.

  • Tried mental health treatment without success

    There's still hope! Your genetics can help you find a better treatment plan.

  • Thought about taking medication for your mental health

    Move forward with confidence knowing you and your provider can make more informed medication decisions.

How genetic testing works

1

Receive your test in the mail

After completing your intake, receive a saliva-based genetic testing kit as part of your welcome box.

2

Collect and send your sample

Collect a swab sample and ship it to our lab for processing. Your report will be ready in 5 to 10 business days.

3

Get DNA-informed medication

Review your results with your doctor and build a treatment plan personalized to your body.

We take your privacy seriously

We only use your genetic data for treatment purposes. Your results are 100% confidential.
Read our FAQ articles and privacy policy for more information.