The FUTURE is Personalized Medicine

What is PGx ?

Pharmacogenetics (PGx) is a branch of Personalized Medicine that utilizes genetic analysis to determine how a patient will respond to different medications. This testing virtually eliminates the possibility of adverse drug reactions, reducing the trial-and-error approach to selecting an effective drug therapy. The goal is to decrease the risk of detrimental and often life-threatening side effects from prescription drug usage.

The Technology

Our testing employs next-generation robotics combined with tried and true quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) technology, allowing us to target several clinically relevant and medically actionable Drug Metabolizing Enzymes (DMEs) simultaneously. All assays demonstrate an analytical sensitivity and specificity >99%.

Alarming Facts

82%

Adults take at least one medication.

100,000

Deaths per year due to adverse drug effects.

$3.5 Billion

Extra medical cost spent on adverse drug events annually.

29%

Adults take five or more medications.

Pharmacogenetic Testing Panels

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Pain Management

Nearly every individual will be prescribed an opioid-based pain reliever at some point in their life. Aside from the potential for addiction, there is the chance for unintentional overdose and death.  There is perhaps no better application for PGx testing. We screen for over 30 different drugs used in the treatment of chronic or acute pain including, but not limited to:

  • Opiates (i.e. Hydrocodone, Morphine, OxyContin, Tramadol)
  • Steroids (i.e. Dexamethasone)
  • Muscle Relaxers (i.e. Soma)
  • NSAID (i.e. Celebrex, Ansaid)
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Cardiovascular

Cardiovascular drugs are the most widely prescribed class of medication. Over 26 million adults are currently living with heart disease, the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. We screen for over 25 cardiovascular medications including, but not limited to:

  • Statins (i.e. Lipitor and Zocor)
  • Anti-Coagulants (i.e. Plavix and Warfarin)
  • Beta Blockers (i.e. Lopressor)
  • Anti-Hypertensive (i.e. Coreg)
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Psychiatric

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. Whether it be depression, anxiety or mood swings, nearly everyone is affected in one way or another. 1 in every 10 Americans take an antidepressant, and up to 38% of individuals report side-effects. We screen for over 30 psychotropic medications including, but not limited to:

  • Anti-Depressants (i.e. Abilify, Prozac, Zoloft, Cymbalta)
  • Anti-Psychotics (i.e. Seroquel)
  • Anti-Anxiety (i.e. Xanax, Valium)
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Comprehensive

This option includes all three of the previous panels, plus additional medical insights for many other drug classes, totaling over 200 medications.   Since your DNA never changes, these results will forever be a guide to you and your physician as your body and medical needs evolve.  Additional areas covered include:

  • Diabetes
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Urology
  • Infectious disease
  • Cancer

Out-of-Pocket Pricing

Pain Management

$350

Cardiovascular Health

$350

Psychiatric Health

$350

Comprehensive

$600

Guidance Levels

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Based upon the patient’s genotype, the medication can be prescribed according to standard regimens or the patient’s risk for the indicated condition is not increased.

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Based upon the patient’s genotype, guidelines exist for adjusting dosage or increased vigilance, or the patient has a moderate risk for the indicated condition.

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Based upon the patient’s genotype, a medication has potentially reduced efficacy or increased toxicity, or the patient has an increased risk for the indicated condition.

Medications We Test For

Genes We Test For

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Sample Reporting

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Testing can also be covered by Medicare/Medicaid and other commercial insurance companies

Support

Dynamic DNA Laboratories offers 100% support for the test results we provide. In addition to our knowledgeable staff, we have clinical pharmacogenomics consultants and physicians available to help you interpret your results.  Help will always be a call or click away!

Have questions or need additional information? Give us a call at 417.319.1047 or send an email to info@dynamicdnalabs.com

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