Testing your DNA to determine how you metabolise medications can help your doctor to prescribe you the best medication and the right dose.

Testing your DNA to determine how you metabolise medications can help your doctor to prescribe you the best medication and the right dose.

Medications are usually prescribed at standard doses that may work for some people but may be too much or not enough for others. Pharmacogenetic tests analyse your DNA to help determine how you metabolise medications. These tests can provide your doctor with useful information to help tailor your medication(s) to maximise benefit and minimise side effects. Your doctor uses this information in conjunction with other health and lifestyle factors that may affect your body’s response to medication. Your DNA doesn’t change over time, meaning you only need to do a pharmacogenetic test once.

There are three Pharmacogenomic (PGx) tests available from Genomic Diagnostics and our testing partner myDNA.

$147
PGx Mental Health

Covers  medications used for mental health conditions including antidepressants and antipsychotics.

Results available within 10-12 business days.

$147
PGx Pain

Covers medications used for chronic pain, such as opioid pain relievers and Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications.

Results available within 10-12 business days.

$197
PGx Multi

Incorporates all medications covered in the Mental Health and Pain panels plus more.

Results available within 10-12 business days.

FAQs

You will need a request form from your doctor for the PGx tests. Please discuss it with them first to ensure it is right for you. Remind your doctor to list all your medications on the form as this helps us in our reporting.

There is no Medicare rebate for your Pharmacogenomics test. You will need to pay prior to having the blood collected and record the receipt number on the form. Payment can be made via online or by calling 1800 822 999.

Your sample can be taken at any of our partner collection centres depending on your location:

The results of your pharmacogenomics testing will be delivered to your doctor. They are able to provide you with a link to go online and download the full report yourself for you to keep.

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