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Overview

Test name

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Pharmacogenomic Testing (PGX)

Purpose of the test

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This is a clinical test intended for Help: Diagnosis, Drug Response, Risk Assessment

Condition

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Click Indication tab for more information.

How to order

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To order, please call 888-888-6736 (OPEN). Our territory managers can discuss the ordering process and ship cheek swab collection kits directly to your office.
Order URL Help: https://lineagen.com/doctors/

Specimen source

Buccal swab
Isolated DNA
Peripheral (whole) blood

Methodology

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Molecular Genetics
TTargeted variant analysis
Agena MassARRAY system

Summary of what is tested

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Clinical utility

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Not provided

Clinical validity

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Pharmacogenetics is the study of genetic variations that influence medication response. The field is a combination of pharmacology and genomics, enabling medical professionals to predict whether a patient may have a normal response, a poor response, or a higher risk of side effects for many medications. The three main authorities in this field are Clinical Pharmacogenetics Implementation Consortium (CPIC), The Royal Dutch Pharmacists Association - Pharmacogenetics Working Group (DPWG), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The recommendations in these guidelines are conveniently displayed on the PharmGKB website entitled “Dosing Guidelines” with a listing of the original studies (see https://www.pharmgkb.org/guidelines).

Citations

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Testing strategy

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No prior or subsequent testing needed. May be beneficial to order diagnostic testing with pharmacogenomic testing if etiology for clinical symptoms is unknown. 000 To order, please call 888-888-6736 (OPEN). Our territory managers can discuss the ordering process and ship cheek swab collection kits directly to your office.

Test services

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  • Genetic counseling, comments

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