One of the primary causes of malpractice legal actions against doctors is misdiagnosis and prescribing of inappropriate medication. Thousands of doctors across the country are dramatically improving the healthcare of their patients while reducing their exposure to lawsuits with the PGx test. Increasing the efficacy of medications, decreasing the potential for adverse drug reactions(ADRs) and reducing the number of prescribed medications top the list of key advantages. With our lab, you have access to one the most advanced and comprehensive PGx tests in the country.
PGx is a noninvasive test that based on a persons DNA will determine whether that particular patient metabolizes medications at a slow, rapid or normal rate. Furthermore it will advise which medications under a specific class will be most effective for that patient. Additionally if that patient is taking more than one medication the test will indicate what combination will provide the highest efficacy with the lowest side effects. Rather than prescribing based only on symptoms, and the “trial and error” approach, now the doctor can prescribe based on knowing what medications, dosage strength and dosage frequency will be most effective for that person.
The FDA has posted 200 Black Box Warnings where manufacturers recommend pharmacogenomics testing prior to or soon after initiation of therapy. Of those, over 100 drugs require pharmacogenetic testing prior to prescribing, or it is highly recommended. You have always diagnosed with all of the science available; now you can treat your patients with cutting edge science as well. With the PGxOne™ Plus test, the results are easy to decipher and our lab pharmacy representatives are available for consultation so you can prescribe with the Right Information for the Right Drug, in the Right Dose, for each patient.
But a PGx test goes even further in setting protocol’s to keep patients healthy. For example some people do not have the enzyme which enables them to convert folate and foloic acid, each a form of vitamin B9, into a usable form 5-MTHF. If they cannot metabolize folate and folic acid properly they are at risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke, macular degeneration, Alzheimer’s, hearing loss and cancer. All of this can be addressed by diet and nutritional supplements…but only if you and your patient know!