DNA Testing available - for prescription meds

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Girlie
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   Posted 1/31/2018 3:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Just saw this on our news last night.


"....a new DNA test that can take the guesswork out of prescribing drugs. myDNA helps pharmacists ensure patients are getting the right dose and most effective medication for their unique genetic makeup."


Costs $150.


/bc.ctvnews.ca/dna-test-takes-guesswork-out-of-prescriptions-1.3777479

hmmm. can't get the link to work.

"Pharmacies in B.C. are offering up a new DNA test that can take the guesswork out of prescribing drugs. myDNA helps pharmacists ensure patients are getting the right dose and most effective medication for their unique genetic makeup.
“It can be quite common for people who try a few different medications before they find the right one,” explained Bryce Wong, general manager of RxOME, “Pharmacogenomic testing is the study of how our genetics influence the way in which we respond to medications."
If a person’s body metabolizes a drug too slowly, Wong says it can build up. Or if a person has a gene that metabolizes medications too quickly they may not experience the therapeutic benefit of taking the drug because it clears out of their system too fast.
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mydna test
A simple swab test can determine how someone will react to up to 90 different medications for pain, mental health, and cardiovascular and gastrointestinal issues."

"about 70 pharmacies across B.C. are offering the DNA test. "
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   Posted 2/1/2018 10:29 AM (GMT -6)   
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