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Addiction PGx Panel

Genes are passed down from parents to their children. Your genes determine your traits, such as eye color, hair color, blood type, height, and more. Your genes (in addition to other factors, such as age, weight, liver/kidney function, and more) can also affect how you respond to certain medications. 

This is because your genes determine the rate at which you metabolize, or “break down”, different medications. Poor metabolizers and intermediate metabolizers break down medications slowly, so they may experience side effects with standard doses. Extensive metabolizers break down medications at a normal rate, so they are less likely to experience side effects at standard doses. Ultra-rapid metabolizers break down medications rapidly, so they may not get enough medication at standard doses.

Pharmacogenetic testing (also known as “pharmacogenomic testing” or “PGx”) is an exciting tool that can predict how you might respond to certain medications based on your genetic makeup. The Addiction PGx Panel analyzes genes associated with specific medications that are commonly prescribed to treat disorders related to addiction.

Test Details

This panel includes the following tests:

  • Addiction PGx Panel

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Am I required to fast?

No, you are not required to fast prior to the test.

What kind of sample is required?

A cheek swab is required for the test.

How long will it take to get my results?

The turnaround time for this test is 14-21 business days.

Is a doctor’s order required?

Either we provide the doctor’s order for the lab test at no additional cost, or we accept your physician’s order.

Do I need to make an appointment?

No, you are welcome to walk in for same-day testing. We make it easy for you by offering work-friendly hours.

If I have questions about my results, who should I contact?

We recommend you share your results with your healthcare provider.