The science of pharmacogenomics deals with the influence of acquired and inherited genetic variation of drug response in patients by correlating gene expression or single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) with pharmacokinetics (drug absorption, distribution, metabolism, and elimination) and pharmacodynamics (effects mediated through a drug’s biological targets).
With the use of pharmacogenomics testing, it is hoped that pharmaceutical drug treatments can deviate from the “one-dose-fits-all” approach to the personalized medicine approach.
Pharmacogenomics can assist in reducing the experiential period of prescribing, allowing physicians to take into consideration the individual’s genetic makeup and its functionality. Thus, it may influence the patient’s current or future treatments. At Genetic Healing, we offer three different panels under this:
Psychiatry Support ensures ‘Precision’ and ‘Personalized’ medicine management, for treatment of patients suffering from psychiatric disorders. Pharmacogenomics (PGx) tests can help the doctor make more informed about psychiatric prescription decisions by uncovering genetic information that may affect response to medication.
India’s first comprehensive genetic test for reproductive health. It is a pharmacogenomics guide which screens certain important variations in the genes associated with ovarian response. The variation identified helps the clinician to predict the IVF treatment response and provide guidelines to fine-tune the treatment protocol for a better ovarian response.
An advanced panel of Pharmacogenomics provides information about metabolism of almost 200 commonly prescribed drugs in various categories based upon genetic makeup of an individual. Those drugs can be classified into various categories like Cardiovascular Drugs, Anti diabetic drugs, Drugs for Pain Management, Drugs for Gastrointestinal Tract, Drugs for Pain management, Urological drugs, Psychotropic Drugs, Anti-infective Drugs, Anticancer agents. Pharmacogenomics provides information that helps to minimize risk management and ensures precision and personalized medicine management.