One of the great promises of genetic testing is personalized medicine – allowing physicians to deliver health care based on a person’s genotype. An individual’s genetics can suggest optimal dosing levels, cause some medications to be more or less effective, or in some cases lead to avoiding wrong medications that could cause personal harm. Pathway Genomics’ Medication DNA InsightTM indicates which medications are optimal for a person based on his or her genetics.

Even if a person is currently not taking any of the medications included in the test, the information may be very important to know in an emergency.

Pathway Genomics provides physicians and patients access to a genetic counselor at no charge to review individual results.


The Medication DNA InsightTM genetic test reports on the following medications and traits:

Abacavir hypersensitivity

Aminoglycoside antibiotics-induced hearing loss


Beta-blockers, LVEF response

Carbamazepine hypersensitivity

Clopidogrel metabolism

Estrogen supplementation


Methotrexate toxicity

Metoprolol metabolism

Phenytoin hypersensitivity

Phenytoin metabolism

Proton pump inhibitors

Simvastatin-induced myopathy

Voriconazole metabolism