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Your genes can help find the right medication for you
If you’ve ever tried a medication that did not work or one that caused unwanted side effects, you know that medications don’t work the same for everyone. What you may not know is that your genetic makeup influences the way your body metabolizes and responds to specific medications.
GeneSight is a simple cheek swab test that analyzes your genes and can help your healthcare provider select medications that are more likely to work for you. Multiple clinical studies have shown that when doctors use GeneSight to guide his/her treatments, compared to usual treatment, patients:
- are twice as likely to get on the right medication1
- experience a 70% greater improvement in his/her depressive symptoms1
The GeneSight test was developed in the Assurex Health clinical laboratory based on patented technology licensed from two world-renowned medical centers, Mayo Clinic and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
1. Hall-Flavin DK, et al. Utility of integrated pharmacogenomics testing to support the treatment of major depressive disorder in a psychiatric outpatient setting. Pharmacogenet Genomics. 2013 Oct;23(10):535-48. [PMID: 24018772]. 2. Winner JG, et al. A prospective, randomized double-blind study assessing the clinical impact of integrated pharmacogenomic testing for major depressive disorder. Discov Med. 2013 Nov;16(89):219-27.