Why get tested?
This test might give you the advance knowledge that you might develop heart disease or that you might have a 50% increased risk of suffering a heart attack, which can help you make decisions that will limit the risk.
Mutations in genes can affect the way the heart cells communicate, the strength of the heart muscle, and affect the heart rhythm condition, resulting in fast, chaotic heartbeats. Identifying these genetic factors now plays an important role in the disease prognosis, therapy and, therefore, outcome.
Up to 40% of people have gene variants that prevent their liver from activating medications, putting them at increased risk for a clot-caused heart attack. Our Pharmacogenetic Testing allows us to assess the likelihood that an individual will have a normal, reduced, or enhanced response to certain medications. This is very important because it dictates how a person responds to a treatment prior to actually receiving the treatment based on their genetics, improving efficacy and reducing adverse effects.