Pharmacogenomic is the study of how our genes influence our response to medication. A pharmacogenomic test is a test that will determine your genetic unique drug compatibility in the form of specific drug recommendations.
These drug recommendations can be used by your doctor to prescribe the right dose of the right drug on the first try. Because these recommendations are clinically validated, you can think of a pharmacogenomic test more like an allergy test rather than a traditional genetic test. Pharmacogenomic tests do not – and cannot – determine an individual’s risk of developing certain diseases.
Pharmacogenomic tests are totally safe. In fact the opposite is true; you are NOT safe without pharmacogenomic test if you are on any of the medication we test for.
Some drugs are toxic for you and in that case, you suffer a degree of discomfort but eventually you go back to your doctor complaining about the discomfort and your doctor changes the medication.
However, it is the drugs that are not obviously toxic that you should be concerned with. You could be on a medication that silently is NOT working for you. The result could be a stroke or a cancer re-occurring. In these cases, a pharmacogenomic test is a must!
Pharmacogenomic testing may improve your quality of life, or it may even save your life.
RxReport™ is a drug compatibility test based on pharmacogenomics that can help you and your doctor:
- Determine which medications to avoid
- Help reduce your side effects from existing drugs
- Give you peace-of-mind that your drugs are working
- Help select the right medications for you