By Appointment Only
By Appointment Only
WHAT IS IT?
Genetic testing involves examining your DNA, the chemical database that carries instructions for your body's functions. Genetic testing can reveal changes (mutations) in your genes that may cause illness or disease. Although genetic testing can provide important information for diagnosing, treating and preventing illness, there are limitations. For example, if you're a healthy person, a positive result from genetic testing doesn't always mean you will develop a disease. On the other hand, in some situations, a negative result doesn't guarantee that you won't have a certain disorder. Talking to your doctor, a medical geneticist or a genetic counselor about what you will do with the results is an important step in the process of genetic testing.
TESTS WE OFFER:
We offer tests for cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, neurodegenerative diseases (Parkinson's, Alzheimer, Dementia), and pulmonary diseases; in addition to a pharmacogenetics test, also known as a drug interaction test.
Results may aid in disease prevention, more accurate assessment of current medical condition, improved effectiveness and safety of medication, assist in the creation of a customized plan of care, and provide valuable information for family members.
Pharmacogenomics, or pharmacogenetics, is the study of how your genes affect your body’s response to medications.
Pharmacology deals with the uses and effects of medications.
Genomics deals with understanding genes and their roles.
Genes carry information that you inherit from your parents. Genes determine which characteristics you have, such as your eye color and blood type. Your genes influence how your body responds to medications.
The purpose of a pharmacogenomic test is to determine if a medication is right for you. Pharmacogenomic testing determines how well a medication is metabolized by your body and therefore assesses the effectiveness of the medication. Poorly metabolized medications don't work well and also may be responsible for some adverse reactions.
Your health care provider, after collaboration with our pharmacist, will discuss the results with you in detail. In an effort to optimize the effectiveness and safety of your medications and learn about what medications are right for your body, recommendations may include that you either keep taking a medication, change the dose of a medication, stop taking a medication, or take a different medication.
Medicare, Medicare Advantage plans, and most commercial insurances cover genetic testing provided by Genomics.