The way in which physicians care for patients is constantly evolving … personalized approaches to medicine have arrived and are here to stay.
Pharmacogenetics is the study of how human genetic variation affects an individual’s response to drugs. Understanding the genetic makeup of a patient allows a physician to better predict how a prescribed drug therapy will interact with a patient providing insight into therapeutic effectiveness and potential undesired effects.
Great strides in the understanding of human genetics along with advances in technology allow physicians to better select appropriate treatments for their patients.
Pharmacogenetic testing gives physicians the necessary tools to select the proper drug therapy for their patients, at the proper dose while avoiding unnecessary side effects.