Why get tested?

 Why test your metabolism?  It’s a simple one-time metabolic DNA test. The MedTech will collect saliva from your mouth with a buccal swab. Simple. The swab is sent securely to our lab for testing. What Test? Your sample is tested to decide how you metabolize medicine prescribed by your physician. How you process medicine once […]

Why consider Genetic Testing?

There are several inherent reasons to consider pharmacogenomic genetic testing. Drugs are metabolized slowly in individuals carrying different phenotypes that cause absent or decreased enzyme activity, and these patients are at risk for adverse drug reactions or therapeutic failure. Nonetheless, drug therapy could be effective if the drug is metabolized too quickly because of a […]

Genetic Testing

Laboratories look at your genes, which are the DNA instructions you inherit from your mother and your father. Genetic tests may be used to identify increased risks of health problems, to choose treatments, or to assess responses to treatments. You should consider testing. Most illnesses need immediate detection. There are many different types of genetic […]

Warfarin testing

Our doctors note that “with the exception of specific warfarin testing,” pharmacogenetic testing in their patient population has improved clinical decision making and patient outcomes. In one case treating a young woman with chronic pain and “NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug) intolerance” in whom pharmacogenetic testing showed to be a poor metabolizer of almost all NSAIDs, […]

hTERT Promoter

Telomerase reverse transcriptase (hTERT in humans) is a catalytic subunit of the enzyme telomerase, which, together with the telomerase RNA component (TERC), comprises the most important unit of the telomerase complex. Mutations occur at four specific sites in the hTERT promoter in 75% of glioblastomas and melanomas, but the mechanism by which the mutations affect […]