The era of personalized medicine has arrived.

No longer must physicians leave patient outcomes to chance. Working with Alpha Genomix will give physicians and their patients critical insights into drug effectiveness and potential adverse drug reactions before initiating a pharmacotherapy

Alpha Genomix Offers:

  • High-Quality Collection Method
  • Easy to read reports available in 3-5 days
  • Extensive pharmacogenetic testing panel
  • Exceptional Customer Service
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What is Pharmacogenetics?

Pharmacogenetics is the study of how genetic differences among individuals cause varied response to a drug.

What will the results of the test tell me?

Specifically, how quickly your body metabolizes, or filters, a given drug. Some people are rapid metabolizers. They flush drugs quickly from their system and may never realize any benefit from taking a “normal” or “one size fits all” dose. A poor metabolizer is just the opposite, with a “normal” dose building to potentially dangerous levels. Understanding how you metabolize the drugs you are prescribed allows your doctor to customize your treatment and calculate the safest, most effective dose for you.

What type of sample is required to perform the test?

A sterile swab is used to gather a sample of your DNA from inside your cheek. It is simple and painless.

Is there a cost for my test?

Testing performed by Alpha Genomix is a routine clinical laboratory test. Medicare covers this type of test as well as most private insurance plans. There may be a co-pay, depending on the specifics of your individual policy. If you have any questions regarding billing, please contact us directly at 847-882-1438.

How will I get my results?

The results of your test will be sent directly to your doctor 3-5 days after we receive your sample.

PATHWAYPOPULATION*DRUG CLASSES (PRECISION MEDICINE)
ABCB1UndeterminedContraceptives and Protease Inhibitors
ANKK1/DRD235% PoorNicotine Dependence
APOEElevated Risk in 30%Cardiovascular Risk
COMT32% PoorAnti-ADHD Agents and Opiods
FACTOR IIElevated risk in 2%Thrombophilia Risk
FACTOR V LEIDENElevated risk in 5%Thrombophilia Risk
MTHFRVariation in ~32%Folate Metabolism
OPRM1/OPRK1Variation in ~20%Antiaddictives and Opioids
SLC6A4Variation in ~34%Antidepressants, Antipsychotics
VKORC141% PoorAnticoagulants
CYP1A240% RapidAntidepressants, Muscle relaxants, Antipsychotics, Antiarrhythmics, Antiemetics, and Beta Blockers
CYP2B612% Rapid 18% Intermediate Poor in 35%Antidepressants, Opioids
CYP2C940% Intermediate 3% PoorAnticoagulants, Sulfonylureas, Pain Killers, NSAIDs, and Angiotensin II Blockers
CYP2C1928% Rapid 32% Intermediate 4% PoorProton Pump Inhibitors, Benzodiazepines, Anticonvulsants, Antidepressants, Muscle Relaxants, Antiplatelets, and Antifungals
CYP2D63% Rapid 35% Intermediate 10% PoorAntidepressants, Antipsychotics, Antihypertensives, Antiarrhythmics, Pain Killers, Beta Blockers, Anti-ADHD Agents, Antidementia Agents, Antiemetics, and Opioids
CYP3A412% Intermediate 1% PoorAntiarrhythmics, Antipsychotics, Anticonvulsants, Benzodiazepines, Immunosupressants, Calcium Channel Blockers, Opioids, Phosphodiesterase Inhibitors, and Statins
CYP3A588% PoorAntiarrhythmics, Antipsychotics, Anticonvulsants, Benzodiazepines, Immunosupressants, Calcium Channel Blockers, Opioids, Phosphodiesterase Inhibitors, and Statins

*Population data are approximate values taken from multiple sources.

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Genetic Testing (Personalized Medicine)
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Genetic Testing (Personalized Medicine)
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