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Pharmacogenetic Test

Pharmacogenetic test is a genetic test that examines drug efficiency based on a person’s genetic attributes.

Common drugs used to treat and prevent stroke, high blood pressure and cholesterol, as well as several antidepressants and birth control pills are amongst the medications that are associated with pharmacogenetic variation.  This means a dose that is good for you could potentially be dangerous or ineffective for someone else.

Genetics play a big role in metabolizing certain drugs and should be considered when prescribing medication.  Wrong dosing can lead to severe adverse effects or inoperative treatment leading to unnecessary use of drugs.  With PharmaDNA’s genetic test, safe and efficient medication is entitled to everyone.  The test provides individual genetic variation and dosing recommendations for more than 100 commonly prescribed drugs.

All that is needed is simple buccal swab test, which can be easily sent to laboratory for analyzation. You get your results after a few weeks.  Test results are in an easy-to-read report form, which you can show to your doctor when medication is considered.

Your pharmacogenetic profile does not change and this means that the results are good for life, with only one genetic test.  No more unnecessary or potentially dangerous medications, always an ideal medication with the correct dosage.

This test examines approximately 20 genes from which the safety and efficacy of more than 120 medications can be significantly improved.  The genetic test is delivered to the customer via An Post.  The customer takes a buccal swab sample from the inside of the cheeks and sends the sample to the laboratory using a prepaid envelope.  The results of the genetic test arrive within 5-6 weeks and they are sent by email directly to you.

pdfDownload sample report

You will receive results in three categroies: Pain, Heart and Mood.

Pain

Pain and Pain Relief medications include a large variety of drugs of which safety and efficiency are depending on pharmacogenetics.  For example the common painkiller codeine’s efficacy is non-existent or poor for 2-5 % of the Irish population and even dangerously excessive for approx. 8 % of the Irish population.

Some of the most common pain relief medications with pharmacogenetic variation can be found below.  The complete list of the medications with variation is on the other side of the page.

pdfDownload Drug Guide - Pain

Heart

Blood and Vascular Disease medications include a wide variety of drugs of which safety and efficiency are depending on pharmacogenetics.  For example the prevention medicine of a stroke, clopidogrel, is inefficient for almost 30% of the Irish population.

Some of the most common heart and vascular disease medications with pharmacogenetic variation can be found below.  The complete list of the medications with variation is on the other side of the page.

pdfDownload Drug Guide - Heart

 

Mood

Mood and Psyche medications include many drugs of which safety and efficency are depending on pharmacogenetics.  These medications are often used for a long period of time so a pharmacogenetic test would be beneficial when beginning to use these drugs.

Some of the most common mood and psyche medications with pharmacogenetic variation can be found below.  The complete list of the medications with variation is on the other side of the page.

pdfDownload Drug Guide - Mood

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