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?
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.