Pharmacogenetics (also called pharmacogenomics 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.
How Genetic Testing Helps
Avoid inappropriate medications
DNA testing highlights 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:
Considered starting a new medication
Take this next step confident that you and your provider are empowered to make better decisions about medication.
Experienced strong medication side effects
Expect fewer side effects when your genetics inform your care.
Tried medication without success
There’s still hope! Your DNA can help you find a better treatment plan.
Wondering if you'd benefit?
Some people are especially likely to benefit. Take a free quiz to find out if you’re in one of those categories.
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How do psychiatrists use your DNA test results?
Make informed dosing decisions
Predict effectiveness of a certain medication
Rule out incongruent medications
Completely eliminate risk of side effects
How It Works
Receive your test in the mail
We’ll send you the DNA test as part of your Welcome Kit after you sign up.
Collect and send your sample
Collect a swab sample and mail it to our lab for processing.
Get your treatment plan
Your doctor will incorporate your genetics report when prescribing.
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