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Pharmacogenetics PGT Testing

Pharmacogenetics is a relatively nascent field dedicated to exploring the relationship between genetics and drug metabolism. Prescription medications are frequently used to treat patients with diagnoses such as pain, anxiety, substance abuse, depression or mental health disorders. Lack of medication efficacy, poor outcomes, misuse, abuse and diversion are growing concerns. When paired with clinical expertise, PGx and medication monitoring can be important assessment tools to help clinicians improve patient outcomes. You can expect results in as little as 5 business days.

Gulfstream Diagnostics’ state-of-the-art pharmacogenetics lab features Douglas Scientific® instrumentation technology for the most comprehensive analyses possible. It looks over more assays than any other instrument available. In addition, our custom-engineered air circulation system is designed for optimum flow that prevents contamination. We also separate our pre-amplification and amplification rooms and both are protected under stringent safety regulations.

Some benefits of pharmacogenetics in mental health and pain management include:

  • Extensive test menu offering a wide variety of pharmacokinetic genes available for testing
  • Identifies potentially harmful drug interactions resulting from polypharmacy
  • Assists clinicians in determining the most effective medication and dose
  • Helps clinicians minimize “trial and error” prescribing, potentially shortening the time it takes for patients to feel better
  • Provides evidence-based and guideline driven information with in-house clinical expertise for additional support
  • Provides objective and clinically actionable results that may help clinicians make more effective prescribing decisions that are personalized for each patient

Our comprehensive, customized services provide accurate results backed by scientific data and delivered with unsurpassed service and support.

Pharmacogenetics PGT Testing