Finding the right medication for a patient can be a difficult and long process that often results in a cycle of trial and error. That is without the use of genetic testing for medications. Most often patients suffer from intolerable side effect, some don’t respond well to treatment despite the high dose and others are highly sensitive to certain medications. Since genes influence the way a person’s body responds to specific medications, these may not work the same for everyone. This is where genetic testing for medications is helpful.
At Proliance Center we provide a solution to this problem by offering genetic testing for medications, through GeneSight. GeneSight was developed by the Mayo Clinic and is the only laboratory genetic test that helps healthcare providers take a personalized approach to prescribing medicine. GeneSight analyzes a patient’s genes and provides individualized information to help Proliance physicians identify which medicines are more likely to be effective and less likely to have unwanted side effects.
Genetic Testing for Medications Available:
Psychotropic: matching genes to medications that are FDA approved to treat depression, anxiety, bipolar disease, schizophrenia or other neuropsychiatric conditions.
ADHD: matching genes to medications that are FDA-approved to treat ADHD and Narcolepsy.
Analgesic: matching genes to FDA-approved medications that can treat acute and chronic pain including opioids, NSAIDs and muscle relaxants as well as opioid dependency medications.
Folic Acid: examines how your body processes folic acid and determines if there are genetic factors which could lead to folate deficiency.
Q: Is This Test Covered By My Insurance?
GeneSight is reimbursed by a number of government and commercial insurance plans. In addition, Assurex Health has also developed the GeneSight Financial Assistance Program to help make GeneSight affordable for patients who qualify. You can learn more at genesight.com or by calling the GeneSight Customer Service team at 866.757.9204 for assistance.