Pharmacogenetic Tests

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Pharmacogenetic Tests are used to find how genes affect the body's response to certain medicines. You may submit a blood sample or a saliva sample to get tested. For a saliva test, you should not eat, drink, or smoke for 30 minutes before the test.   Below are some of the medicines and genes that can be tested in Pharmacogenetic Tests:
Medicines Genes
Warfarin CYP2C9 and VKORC1
Plavix CYP2C19
Antidepressants, epilepsy medicines CYP2D6, CYPD6 CYP2C9, CYP1A2, SLC6A4, HTR2A/C
Antipsychotics DRD3, CYP2D6, CYP2C19, CYP1A2
Treatments for attention deficit disorder D4D4
Abacavir HLA-B*5701
Opioids OPRM1
  The results of the Pharmacogenetic Tests usually indicate:
  • whether a certain medicine could be effective for you
  • what the best dosage might be for you
  • whether you will have a serious side effect from a medicine
  Keywords: Pharmacogenetic Tests, Pharmacogenomics
Where can I get the test for medicines that are bothering me ?
I am having issues with Anti-depressants and Anxiety meds. How do I take the test ?
You can see a doctor and ask your doctors to order these pharmacogenetic tests. Then you can draw blood to have it tested. It can be performed in many hospitals