Why is Pharmacogenetic Testing FOR YOU?
Find out if a certain medicine could be effective.
Find out the best dosage.
Predict if you will have a serious side effect.
People can respond differently to the same medications and doses, or experience different side effects, because of the genes we have inherited. Differences in genetic make-up can explain why a drug that is effective for some may be less effective for others or why a drug that is safe for one person may be less safe for another person—even at the same dosage.
With our personalized testing, prescriptions can be tailored to a particular individual. By analyzing the genes that produce the specific drug targets or enzymes that metabolize a medication or are associated with immune response, a dose can be lowered, a different drug can be prescribed, or drug-drug interactions can be prevented.
Incorporating genetic testing into the drug prescription process can help improve efficacy and reduce adverse effects. Testing can be ordered BEFORE you start a certain medicine, or if you are ALREADY taking a medicine that is NOT WORKING and/or causing bad SIDE EFFECTS.
Actionable Pharmacogenetic Biomarkers Identify Genetic Fingerprints to Help Determine the Tailored Treatment Plan
Tests can be ordered as a panel, or individually. Customized report with personalized results.
Adverse drug reaction (ADR) is the number four leading cause of death, with cardiac disease the first, cancer the second, and accidents as the third. It is estimated that about 2.2 million hospitalized patients suffer from ADR, resulting in 106,000 annual deaths. One of the causes for ADR is failed drug metabolism that could result in inactive products, leading to therapy failure or toxic metabolites that linger in the body for a longer time, which then lead to adverse side effects.
Pharmacogenetics is studying how genes affect the body’s response to certain medicines. Genes are defined by DNA inherited from your parents and they carry information that determines your specific characteristics (height, eye color, blood type, etc.). Your genes can impact how safe and effective a particular drug could be for you. Most drugs are broken down (metabolized) in the body by various enzymes. A drug may become more active, less active or inactive through metabolism.
The challenge in medication therapy management is to determine whether the active form of a drug stays around long enough in the body to achieve the desired effect. Some people may metabolize the medication too fast (drug levels in the blood never become high enough for the drug to be effective) or too slow (causing toxicity.) or not at all. If a drug is not metabolized in the body, it will not produce its intended effect or it may remain in a person’s system too long and may end up causing side effects.
Right now drugs are prescribed at a “standard” dose based on factors such as weight, sex, and age. Dosages and timing of drugs are usually based on the anticipated rate of metabolism and clearance from the body of the average person, which is why the same medication at the same dose will affect people in very different ways.
If you have any questions about Ayass BioScience, LLC (DBA Ayass Laboratory, LLC – CLIA Certified Laboratory) Pharmacogenetic Testing, please call today at 972-668-6005 or fill out our contact form on the bottom of this page. We will answer any question you might have.