What is Pharmacogenetic Testing?
PGx testing is a new technology that is capable of predicting the right medicine at the right dose of many common medications. Medicines for the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias, depression, pain, migraine, arthritis, high cholesterol, dementia and cancer raise concerns that warrant pharmacogenetic testing.
There are many companies that sell PGx testing. All of them are not created equally. It is so important that you do a little homework to see if the companies report the validity of their tests. Use companies that do.
There will be PGx tests in the near future that provide information on how your body metabolizes certain foods.