Get tested with the CEN4GEN PGx to identify your metabolic response to medications at all stages in your life regardless of your age or health status.
A significant percentage of patients who undertake a PGx test have a modification of their prescriptions afterwards.
What is CEN4GEN pharmacogenomic testing (PGx) ?
Pharmacogenomic testing (PGx) determines how your genes or genetic makeup can alter your body’s response to certain medications you take to treat your medical conditions or illnesses. A subset of your gene variants are responsible for how your body uptakes and processes medications, in an overall process known as drug uptake and metabolism. In the CEN4GEN PGx testing, certain gene variants involved in medication/drug uptake and metabolism are analyzed. In general, a medication or its dose that works well for an individual may be ineffective or cause harmful side effects for another individual. Therefore, CEN4GEN PGx testing provides a personalized medicine approach based on an individual’s unique genetic makeup to identify most favorable medications and dosages, and to minimize adverse drug side effects in an individual.
How does CEN4GEN PGx testing help you and your healthcare provider ?
CEN4GEN PGx testing helps a healthcare provider to personalize drug selection and doses based on the patient’s unique genetic makeup. CEN4GEN PGx testing can be done prior to starting a drug treatment plan for a patient in order to find optimal medications and doses, to minimize adverse drug side effects and to avoid the selection of ineffective medications. For patients currently on a drug treatment plan, CEN4GEN PGx testing can help identify new and improved drug treatment options and to determine why a current medication being used may be ineffective in the patient.
Other advantages of CEN4GEN PGx testing may include:
- Improve clinical management by finding most optimal medications and dosages faster and to minimize the trial and error approach in finding an effective drug treatment plan;
- Minimize choosing medications that may have adverse side effects;
- Provide savings for patients by identifying more cost effective medications and eliminating ineffective medications;
- Identify optimal medications and doses that could potentially decrease the duration of patients being on medications leading to faster recovery from illness and improved patient quality of life.
What do the CEN4GEN PGx results report ?
The CEN4GEN PGx test analyzes gene variants responsible for the uptake and metabolism of more than 500 medications used commonly by all medical specialties. Our PGx test reports an individual’s likelihood to respond to a medication, and the potential risk for adverse side effect to a medication. The medications included in our PGx report fall into the following categories:
- Pain Management
- Internal Medicine
- Organ Transplantation
- Substance abuse
Limitation of testing
The CEN4GEN PGx test report provides information only as a guide and should not be the sole source of information for making decisions on the individual’s care, treatment and change in diet and lifestyle. Other factors such as an individual’s diet, lifestyle, ethnicity and other medications that the individual concurrently takes for treating different medical conditions or illnesses may sometimes influence how the individual’s genetic makeup could respond to certain medications/drugs. The CEN4GEN PGX report should only be used as an aid and the individual and healthcare provider should employ sound judgment in arriving at any decision for the individual’s care, treatment and change in diet and lifestyle.
To learn more about CEN4GEN pharmacogenomic testing / pharmacogenetic testing options or to order a test, contact CEN4GEN at [email protected], and a representative will guide you with the testing process and provide relevant information for you and your healthcare provider. CEN4GEN is a DNA testing company / DNA testing organization / Genetic testing company / Genetic testing organization offering affordable DNA testing services / Genetic testing services in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
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