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Genetic Testing

Stop wondering which medication is right for you. If you're suffering, the last thing you want is to go through a long, costly process of trial and error with different medications. We want you to start feeling better as soon as possible. Through genetic testing, we can get get information we need to prescribe the best medication for you allow you to feel relief quicker. This simple and painless test lets us know which medications may not work for you given your genetic makeup.

What is the test like?

The test is administered right in our offices, and only takes about five minutes. First, we collect a DNA sample by simply swabbing the inside of your cheek. The sample is then sent to a lab for analysis. In about two days, the report is ready for us to review with you. Using the insights from the report, we will prescribe medication that is best for you so you can start feeling better.

How does my genetic makeup affect which medications may work for me?

Some medications may work better with your unique genetic profile and some might not work at all for you. Your genes also can affect how quickly your body breaks down the medicine and gets it into your bloodstream. For example, codeine can be an effective painkiller for some people. However, according to the National Institutes of Health, for about 10 percent of people, it has no effect whatsoever. When a medication doesn't work with your genes, it may prevent you from getting the relief you need and you may even have unwanted side effects. Through genetic testing, we are better informed and can work with you to come up with a treatment plan with a higher probability of success. Medicines that align well with your genes may work better and with less side effects.

Are the results of my test confidential?

Yes, your results are confidential. We take your privacy and security very seriously. Your information is protected through various laws including HIPPA (Health Insurance Portabiliy and Accountability Act) and GINA (Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act).