Pain Medication DNA Insight®
Effective Prescription for Pain Medication
Understanding Response to Pain Medication and Pharmacogenomics
A variety of over-the-counter and prescription medications are available on the market today to treat pain ranging from mild to severe. However, not everyone responds to medications in the same exact way due to factors such as age, weight, general health and nutrition. In addition, an individual’s genetic makeup has been consistently shown to influence how he/she will respond to certain medications. The study of how genetics can affect drug response is known as pharmacogenomics.
Our Genetic Test Can Help
Pain Medication DNA Insight® analyzes patients’ DNA to identify genetic variants that can affect how they respond to the analgesic effects (pain relief) of 13 commonly prescribed pain medications (see below for listing).
Clinical Implementation for Patients
Pain Medication DNA Insight® provides physicians with a personalized roadmap for pain medication management by helping to identify the appropriate medications and dosage for their patients.
Learn More About Pain Medication DNA Insight
Pain Medication DNA Insight® can be ordered from a licensed and registered physician or other qualified healthcare provider.
The patient will provide a saliva or blood sample using the collection kit in the Pathway Genomics box.
You or your authorized health care professional will mail your saliva sample back to Pathway Genomics, along with your test requisition and consent form (return shipping provided). You can view our saliva collections instructional video here.
Pathway Genomics processes and analyzes the submitted sample in its CLIA certified and CAP accredited laboratory. Typically within two to three weeks, the patient’s personalized results will be available to the ordering physician. The results will then be released to the patient. Pathway Genomics has a team of genetic counselors available to ensure that both the patient and the physician understand the information in the report, and to answer additional questions. To contact a Pathway Genomics genetic counselor, please call client services department at 877-505-7374 or email email@example.com.
How It Works
This simple saliva- or blood-based test is supported by scientifically validated genetic testing technologies, using clinically relevant markers and assays. In just 2-3 weeks, the Pain Medication DNA Insight® report will be delivered to the physicians.
Reports: A Simple Guide to Understanding
Based on the individual’s unique genetic profile, Pain Medication DNA Insight® provides information that enables the physician to:
Prescribe a more appropriate medication to avoid potentially severe and life-threatening side effects.
Find the optimal dosage for patients, and understand the lack of medication efficacy in some cases.
Avoid the misinterpretation of medication-seeking behavior.View Sample Report
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