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Pain Medication DNA Profile-Buccal Swab (Test Code 8017)

A variety of over-the-counter and prescription medications are available on the market today to treat pain ranging from mild to severe. However, not everyone responds to medications in the same exact way due to factors such as age, weight, general health and nutrition. In addition, an individual’s genetic makeup has been consistently shown to influence how he/she will respond to certain medications. The study of how genetics can affect drug response is known as pharmacogenomics.

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A variety of over-the-counter and prescription medications are available on the market today to treat pain ranging from mild to severe. However, not everyone responds to medications in the same exact way due to factors such as age, weight, general health and nutrition. In addition, an individual’s genetic makeup has been consistently shown to influence how he/she will respond to certain medications. The study of how genetics can affect drug response is known as pharmacogenomics.

How can the Pain Medication DNA profile assist?

Pain Medication DNA Profile analyzes patients’ DNA to identify genetic variants that can affect how they respond to the analgesic effects (pain relief) of 13 commonly prescribed pain medications

What can you do with this report?

Pain Medication DNA Profile provides physicians with a personalized road-map for pain medication management by helping to identify the appropriate medications and dosage for their patients.

                                                                                                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
  NOTICE TO PATIENTS

NutriPATH practices in the usual practitioner-referral system for pathology laboratories. Patients are highly recommended to seek the supervision and guidance of a qualified healthcare practitioner for the interpretation of any lab results and associated information.

NutriPATH can offer assistance in locating a suitable practitioner.

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