Pharmacogenomics (PGx) analyze your DNA to predict how you will respond to 30+ different drugs used in the treatment for cardiovascular health, including but not limited to: Statins, Anti-Coagulants, Beta Blockers, and Anti-Hypertensives, delivering a Personalized Medicine Report unique to you!
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What You Should Know About PGx Testing Heart Medication
Did you know that about 84 million people in America suffer from cardiovascular disease? Another disturbing fact is that about a third of cardiovascular disease deaths occur before the age of 75. Getting medication for cardiovascular disease is not a problem, but getting the right one is.
Enter pharmacogenetics (aka pharmacogenomics) (PGx) testing. This process can help you predict how you will respond to more than 30 different cardiovascular medications. This type of screening can help you discover the drugs that your body can metabolize, the doses that you require, and the negative responses that you may have to a particular medication. This testing kit aims to provide you with a patient-centered treatment plan that fits your unique genetic makeup.
The Relationship Between Your Heart, Medications, and Genes
At Dynamic DNA Labs, we use PGx testing to test a variety of enzymes that reveal how your body metabolizes specific drugs. The enzymes include cytochrome P450 metabolizer classes like the CYP2D6, CYP2C9, and CYP2CI9. With this information, we can recommend medications based on three-level systems that tell if the drugs are metabolized normally, if you require having your dose adjusted, or if the drugs increase your risk of toxicity.
Benefits of Using PGx Testing to Help You Select Heart Meds
Avoid unpleasant side effects – Genetic testing is here to help you avoid the frustrations that result from trying multiple prescriptions before finding the right one for you. During these test runs, you may suffer from unwanted or even severe side effects. By understanding your DNA, we can help you identify the drugs that will likely give you adverse reactions, thereby decreasing your chances of experiencing any side effects.
Pick the right medications faster – Genetic testing enables us to identify the effectiveness of a medication for your genotype and to eliminate trial-and-error prescriptions. We examine the variations in your genetic code and determine your body’s expected response to cardiovascular drugs.
Develop a personalized treatment plan – Most medical treatments use a one-size-fits-all approach. Unfortunately, this method is not always practical, and doctors are sometimes forced to seek alternative treatments. Using DNA testing, your doctors can determine the types of treatments that will not work for you, and they can narrow down your options. This will save you time and money while making your patient care more effective.
Improve your doctor-patient relationships – Pharmacogenetics testing will help your doctor better understand you depending on your genetic makeup and how your body may react to different medicines and treatments. The testing helps to build trust between the doctor and patient.
Make Better Choices for Your Heart with PGx Testing
Dynamic DNA Labs offers professional genetic testing services that ensure you get incredibly accurate test results. We aim to provide you with precise genetic information about pharmacogenetics and other DNA testing services.