People respond to medications differently. Pharmacogenomics (PGx) analyzes your DNA to predict how you will respond to medications. Over 40+ pain management medications are reported in this test including opiates, muscle relaxants, and NSAIDs.
If you've ever been given prescription pain medication and found that it provided little to no relief, you're not alone. You may have asked your doctor for a different drug, or else decided to suffer through the pain out of fear of what your doctor would think if you asked for a new prescription.
With our PGx test, you can find out which pain medicine is the right one for you based on your genetics.
Benefits of Pain Management PGx Testing
Experimenting with pain medication is not only expensive and frustrating—it can also be harmful to your health. You may not have the time or money to keep going to the doctor's office for a new pain medication. With PGx testing, you'll get a clear answer about which pain relievers work the best for you.
What You Can Learn From Pain Management PGx Test Results
With your PGx test results, you'll find out how well your body responds to the different NSAIDs, opioids, muscle relaxants, and other pain relievers. You'll get a personalized road map about your responsiveness to each medication type. The results also include which medicines carry more side effects and which ones you should take at a lower dosage.
Who Should Take a Pain Management PGx Test?
If you've ever gone through a frustrating trial-and-error process trying to find an effective pain medication, you will benefit from pain management PGx testing. This testing reviews 40+ commonly prescribed pain medications and how they interact with your genes. If you have a chronic pain condition or are about to have major surgery, your test results will give you helpful information about pain management for both short- and long-term use.
How the Pain Management PGx Test Works
The PGx pain management test is a simple cheek swab saliva test. After placing your order, your kit will arrive at your home within 3-5 business days. You will use the cotton swab provided in the kit to collect your sample and send it back in the prepaid mailer. After your kit arrives back to our lab, we analyze your DNA to determine medication risks, tolerances, dosage recommendations, and potential interactions. You can expect results in just 2-3 weeks through our HIPAA-compliant client portal.