More than 90% of the US population has at least one genetic variation that may affect their response to medication.  Because of these genetic differences, two people taking the same drug and dose may respond in very different ways; one drug might work very well for one person, but not at all for another. Or a certain drug might cause side effects for one person, but not for someone else.
Everyone has unique, complex genetic characteristics. We typically think of genetics being what determines our eye color or whether we are likely to develop certain diseases and disorders. However, genetics also affect how we respond to most commonly prescribed medications. This applies not only to prescription medications, but also to over-the-counter medicines, herbal and dietary supplements, and recreational drugs. This is where pharmacogenetics comes in.
Right Drug. Right Dose. Right Now.
Pharmacogenetic testing harnesses the power of your DNA to discover the most effective treatment and dosing strategy for you.
Advances in genetic research and technology have made pharmacogenetic testing a possibility for every patient. The Genelex pharmacogenetic test is simple, low-cost, and gives you the insight you and your physician need to prescribe medications that work for you. You'll understand how you respond to hundreds of the most commonly prescribed medications and because your genetics don't change, one test is all you'll ever need. Get the right drug and dose, right now.
Understanding Your Risk and Your Results
Pharmacogenetic testing dramatically reduces the risk for drug-related complications
Drug-related side effects can be serious and life-threatening. Adverse events can occur even when the drug was prescribed normally by the doctor and used correctly by the patient. People who take several different drugs face an even greater risk of dangerous side effects, especially if they are over 65 years of age. Each year, millions of people are hospitalized because of the dangerous side effects caused by drugs. In fact, serious drug-related effects are the 4th leading cause of death in the US. With pharmacogenetic testing and precision medicine, you're empowered to improve your life and reduce your risk, now and in the future.
Genelex’s accredited laboratory has been performing DNA testing for over 30 years. Our tests analyze 28 clinically actionable genes and over 140 genetic variants/alleles
Genelex is the only company to offer access to the YouScript Personalized Prescribing software. YouScript analyses more than 4,000 medications for adverse interactions with:
- other drugs
- over-the-counter remedies
- recreational drugs
- herbal supplements
- and foods
YouScript’s patented, award-winning software is being integrated into the largest electronic medical records systems in the US. It is the only system that predicts cumulative drug-drug-gene interaction and offers actionable mediation alternatives.
Both you and your healthcare provider will receive a report with your DNA drug sensitivity profile, and your YouScript personalized prescribing report prepared by a pharmacist providing recommendations for changes that may improve your treatment response. You will also receive a wallet card so that you can share the results with all of your health care providers.
Tests will include a 15-minute consultation with a pharmacist as well as access to the YouScript prescribing software via the web and mobile device.