Frequently Asked Questions
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What is Pharmacogenomics?
Pharmacogenomics uses information about a person’s genetic makeup to choose medications and medication doses that are likely to wok best for that particular person. Until recently, drugs have been developed with the idea that each drug works generally the same in everybody. However, genomic research has changed the one-size-fits-all approach.
What is pharmacogenetic testing?
Why take the test?
-Can help improve the effectiveness of the medications you take.
-Reduce negative side effects and prevent serious drug reactions.
-Avoid buying and using drugs that won’t work for you.
-Help eliminate trial and error period.
How do gene mutations affect which drugs I should or should not take?
Some gene mutations can lead to an entirely nonfunctioning enzyme – one incapable of acting on its target drugs. Patients with these mutations may be warned to stay away from
Finally, sometimes a mutation leads to a increased activity of an enzyme. While this may sound like a good thing, sometimes having too much enzymatic activity is actually bad with certain drugs.
What do my genes have to do with taking prescription drugs?
How is Pharmacogenomics Testing Done?
What do the results tell you?
Understanding how you metabolize the medications that you prescribed allows you and your doctor to customized your treatment and determine the safest most effective dose for you.
Is there a cost for my test?
How will i get my results?
How does billing work if I have insurance?
Why didn’t my insurance company pay a claim?
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Laboratory tests, such as urine and blood tests, may help your doctor identify abnormalities that can be caused by cancer. For instance, in people with leukemia, a common blood test called complete blood count may reveal an unusual number or type of white blood cells.
In the laboratory, doctors look at cell samples under the microscope. Normal cells look uniform, with similar sizes and orderly organization. Cancer cells look less orderly, with varying sizes and without apparent organization.
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