Genetic Testing for Medication Matching
Are you frustrated by medications that don’t work for you, or that stop working after a short period of time, only to be prescribed another that comes with unbearable side effects? Genetic testing may help.
The providers at Denver Wellness Associates offer genetic medication matching to help you and your provider determine which psychotropic medications and dosage levels are right for you, at the cellular level. Say goodbye once and for all to the endless trial-and-error prescription drug merry-go-round so many people get caught up in. At Denver Wellness Associates, we use GeneSight medical DNA testing to identify which medications are likely to work best for you – the first time around.
What Is GeneSight?
Your DNA is unique. Genes are segments of your DNA that detail how various proteins in your body will function. This means your genes will determine, in part, how your body processes what you consume, including the drugs you take.
Taking a detailed look into your genetic makeup can provide insight into exactly how well your body metabolizes various medications, making it easier to pinpoint the most effective types of medications – or at least rule out those that won’t work for you.
GeneSight compiles your test results into a detailed, personalized report that can be used to guide your healthcare provider on the best medicines to be incorporated into your mental health treatment plan.
FAQs: Genetic Medication Matching
To give you a better understanding of how GeneSight’s medication matching works, we’ve compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions we receive on the topic.
GeneSight testing has been supported by clinical studies, peer-reviewed journals, and extensive research. The results have consistently proven to be 99.8% accurate across all races and ethnicities.
No – your medical provider must order the GeneSight test.
GeneSight testing may be beneficial for those who have experienced:
- Previous medication failures
- Less than ideal responses to newly prescribed medications
- Unwanted side effects when taking prescribed medications
GeneSight is also helpful for older adults or those with liver damage, to help avoid unnecessary stress or damage to the liver and other bodily processes.
It’s really very simple: we will collect a DNA sample from you, via a cheek swab, which is then sent to a lab for analysis.
It generally takes about 2 days before your Denver Wellness Associates provider receives your GeneSight test results.
All DNA samples sent to a GeneSight-accredited laboratory are protected by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA). All DNA samples are destroyed withing 60 days of processing – or immediately after test results are provided, if a patient so desires.
Genetic Medication Matching in Denver and Lakewood, CO
Would you like to know for sure which psychotropic medications are most likely to work for you before you even try the drug? Genetic testing designed to help match medications to your DNA may help.
Contact Denver Wellness Associates today and ask about GeneSight medication matching. Call or text us at (720) 724-3668, email email@example.com, or schedule an appointment to get started.
We have two convenient locations in Denver and Lakewood, Colorado.