Pharmacogenomics is the study of how an individual’s genes may impact their response to prescribed medications or drugs. Pharmacogenetic testing involves mapping of an individual’s genes and determining the presence, absence, or excess of genetic pathways used to metabolize medications. There are certain genetic abnormalities that are proven to increase a patient’s risk of particular side effects from certain medications. Pharmacogenetic testing can provide valuable insight and guidance into which medication is chosen for an individual’s medical needs. Prior to the availability of this testing, medication choices were primarily based on trial and error in the context of physician experience.
MyMD Direct offers Admera Health’s PGX One Plus test on a saliva sample.This sample will provide information including 50 genes that may impact the following categories:
The test results will be interpreted in the context of a patient’s personal experience with medications and their complete medical history.
The genetic results from the testing can be a helpful resource throughout an individual’s life in directing future therapies.
Dr. Mabry gives one instance of a patient who was on 5 blood pressure medications. Through pharmacogenetic testing with PGX One Plus, a single medication was identified that could be metabolized normally by the patient. The patient was able to stop all 5 previous medications and get excellent blood pressure control with the one medication identified through this testing.
Consultation for pharmacogenetic testing does not establish any sort of ongoing or continued patient-physician relationship with Dr. Mabry.
Any patient seen in consultation at the request of their primary care physician cannot be accepted as a member of MyMD Direct without consent from that individual’s treating and referring physician.
Costs include MyMD charges for administering the test plus Admera charges for processing the test.
Members: $100 / Non-Members: $299
Admera will notify patient of any out of pocket costs before processing their test. Should the patient not wish to proceed with testing based on these charges, the test will not be performed and $150 of the payment given to MyMD direct will also be refunded.
Below are three (3) forms for you to fill out
prior to your Pharmacogenomics appointment.