Your response to a specific drug can be affected by inherited genetic variations. Pharmacogenomics (PGx) is the study of how individual patients respond to specific medications based on their genetic make up. Using the latest discoveries in PGx, the AGS Personalized Medicine Test profiles and analyzes your unique genetic characteristics in terms of drug effectiveness and safety. Knowledge of your genetic information can guide you and your physicians to make more precise, personalized and safer medical choices.
An AGS Personalized Medicine Test report is both predictive and preventative to assist your physician in prescribing the correct medication and dosage from the beginning. Ask your physician now if a Personalized Medicine Test from AGS is right for you.
Your unique genes play a big role in your personal response to medications. We do not all respond to the same medications in the same way. These differences can be linked to variations in genes that encode enzymes involved in each step of drug metabolism. Many medications are metabolized in the body by enzymes, and the rate of drug metabolism can vary significantly from patient to patient.
Knowing your medication metabolism rate, your physician may decide to increase or reduce the standard dose or even prescribe an alternative medication. The decision about which medication to prescribe may also be influenced by another medication that you are taking to avoid interactions between them. Your physician will be able to select the right dosage helping you reduce the trial and error process, achieve therapeutic results and avoid adverse drug reactions.
The report will also identify any drug-to-drug and gene-to-gene interactions from your current medication list. Your physician can use this information as a powerful and important tool to individualize your treatment plan and optimize the efficacy and safety of your prescribed medications.
AGS Personalized Medicine Test examines how your genes affect your response to 190+ FDA-approved medications, from the simplest drugs like lipitor to those that are commonly prescribed for treating:
AGS Personalized Medicine Test offers patients and physicians an integrated approach to healthcare. Knowing your genetic information allows you and your physicians to: