Pharmacogenomic testing is one tool that can help your health care provider determine the best medication for you. Your health care provider also considers other factors such as your age, lifestyle, other medications you are taking and your overall health when choosing the right treatment for you.

Pharmacogenetic (PGx) testing studies Cytochrome P450 the liver genes that are responsible for the majority of drug metabolism in the body. Variations in these genes can determine the effectiveness of a medication in the body from therapeutic effect to the side effects experienced in the metabolism process.

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