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PGX Testing

What is PGX Pharmacogenetics testing?

Pharmacogenetics, also called pharmacogenomics, is the study of how genes affect the body’s response to certain medicines. Pharmacogenetic testing looks at specific genes to help identify the types of medicines and dosages that may be right for you for more specific and effective treatment planning. The PGX test results can help the physician and their staff choose preventative care plans.

PGX testing will also provide integral information about your physical makeup that will allow your physician further insight for identifying future screening tests and treatment plans. These treatment plans will be tailored to YOUR DNA. This testing significantly reduces the trial and error methods currently used all too often throughout the medical industry to identify unique and effective medications for each and every patient.

Estimated cost savings in pharmaceutical expenses when using PGX testing?

Pharmacogenetics has been shown to increase therapeutic efficacy and improve symptoms in patients, which also can contribute to significant annual savings per patient with pharmacogenetic-guided medication management.

What tests are offered with Vital Medical Solutions?

PGX – Pharmacogenetics DNA Testing
CGX-Cancer Inherited Genetics DNA Testing
Heart Inherited Genetics DNA Testing
Alzheimer’s/Parkinson’s/Dementia Inherited Genetics DNA Testing

How long has DNA Genetics testing been available and how reliable are the results?

Genetics DNA testing has been around for over 10 years, but its increased use for specific tests to assist in quickly identifying pathogenic mutations in the recent years just recently become a very fundamental part of the identification and treatment process with patients throughout the world. This testing has been widely accepted by physicians and medical centers throughout the country and the world. Clinical validity is determined by the strength of the association of the genetic variant and the adverse event, also by the frequencies of the genetic variant. This greatly improves the ability to avoid adverse events.

Where can I get the test done?

There are many different facilities and venues to get a test. Vita Medical Solutions partners with physicians who are interested in offering genetic testing services to their patients. If you physician is not yet part of our network, we can generate a test request to be sent to your provider. Testing may also be requested through community learning events, or by contacting us directly.

Does my Insurance, Medicare, or Medicaid cover this testing?​

Most testing is covered by Medicare and many state Medicaid programs as well as most Commercial Private insurers and TriCare (Governmental/VA)
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