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Metabolic DNA test

Did you know?
A quick and simple Metabolic DNA test could make your medications safer and more effective.

A Metabolic DNA test helps your doctor find the best medication and dose for you. Our panel test will show how your body breaks down medications for these common conditions and more:

Asthma and COPD
Anxiety
All Cancers
Cardiology & Heart problems
Cholesterol issues
Prenatal
Chronic pain
Depression & Mental health issues
Gastrointestinal problems
High blood pressure
Migraine headaches
Prostate problems

Are you concerned about medication side effects? Do you wonder if you’re getting the proper medication—or if a different one would work better?

Genetic testing will show how your body processes drugs

A simple test can reveal how your body is likely to process many common medications. Your doctor can act on the results to prescribe medications with less risk of side effects, including bad reactions. Genetic testing also helps your doctor find the most effective medication and dose for you.

What is genetic testing?

We are all different and so is your genetic makeup. Gene variations are responsible for differences in everything from hair and eye color to how your body breaks down medications. Genetic testing is the only way to find your unique gene variations.

What does our panel tests look for?

First, we look for gene variations that affect how your body’s enzymes work. Enzymes are substances that cause chemical reactions within the body. Enzymes are involved in all your body’s functions. Some enzymes break down food inside the body. Others break down medications. Doctor requested panel’s looks for gene variations that affect one family of enzymes. This family is called the Cytochrome P450 enzymes. These enzymes break down up to 82% of all medications

What happens if I have a gene variation?

If the test finds gene variations, your medications might not work as expected or you might have more side effects. People with gene variations that affect the CYP450 family are more likely to have medication problems than people without these variations. Problems can include bad reactions or less benefit from medications. Researchers estimate that commonly prescribed drugs may not work in about 60 percent of patients.

How can genetic testing help me?

Because different enzymes break down different medications, knowing which gene variations you have is just as important as knowing if you have any. Genetic testing gives you and your doctor valuable information about your response to medications. This information is critical for preventing side effects. It also helps your doctor prescribe the most effective medication and dose for you.

Will I have a gene variation?

Yes. One in every 2 people has a gene variation that affects the P450 enzymes. You might have just 1 gene variation or several variations that change how your body processes medications.

 

How is the test done?

A medical technician does a saliva swab the inside of your cheek for a sample of cells. Then your doctor sends the sample to one of our five labs depending on your geographical location for analysis.

Results are available in 36-48 hours.

 

 

Always, notify your physician at once should you the patient experience any adverse drug reactions or signs and symptoms.

 

Only a licensed Doctor or other Health Provider can order the Drug
Metabolizing Enzyme Panel.
Call your doctor today to make an appointment. It may save your life.