Pharmacogenomics falls within the emerging paradigm of personalised medicine. It is mainly focused on how genes affect a person’s response to various medications. Pharmacogenomics cleverly combines pharmacology (the science of drugs/medications) and genomics (the study of genes). With Pharmacogenomics one may predict the response to medications and the dose. The benefit of pharmacogenomics to the practitioner is that it leads to improved decision-making when prescribing, which ultimately leads to better therapeutic responses, safety and enhanced health outcomes.
NutriPATH has available the following options:
My Mental Health DNA Profile Code 8012 is useful for patients with a diagnosed mental health issue who want to know which medication would be most appropriate. It is a profile which would also suit patients who are considering embarking on medical treatments and will enable the practitioner to select the best medication for their patient tailored to their genetics.
The My Pain Medication DNA Profile Code 8013 enables the practitioner to select the best medication for their patient based on genetics. This profile also considers a number of genetic variants, that may affect the potential response an individual may have to pain medication.
The My Gastro Medication DNA Profile Code 8014 explores the genetic variants that may dictate how a patient potentially responds to prescribed gastrointestinal medications.
The My Cardiovascular Medication DNA Profile Code 8015 identifies the genetic variants that may affect how a patient could respond to Cardiovascular medication.