Another valuable part of getting this test done is that the last page has a summary of all your genetic polymorphisms i.e. which pathways work well genetically and which pathways don’t. If you are stuck in an emergency room, you can give this to the emergency doctor who could cross-reference it with drugs that would be appropriate for you in the ER.
To me, this is a very exciting development in medicine. In my practice, it is the first practical application of our cracking the human genome code that we have available for day-to-day use with patients.
The additional good thing is that insurance companies who pay for the drugs are starting to recognize these tests.(see video below). They will often pay for the test, because they realize that if they can prevent you from having side effects that require hospitalization, they will save money. Of course, you must check with your individual insurance company.
I am just so excited and delighted with this new technology I can offer my patients and my readers to bring to their own physicians so they can get the benefit of Pharmacogenetic testing.
The lab I have chosen to use for the pharmacogenetic testing of my patients, after much research, is Asperio laboratories. The high quality and reliability of their testing and easy to understand format of the results make this my choice.
Below are several videos which I know you will find interesting.
The first video is from a Asperio labs about the basics of pharmacogenetics testing. Here it is: