Genetic Testing Options
At the Integrative Center for Wellness, we offer two forms of genetic testing, which analyze two types of genes:
- Pharmacokinetic genes — those that indicate how the body will metabolize drugs
- Pharmacodynamics genes — those that indicate how certain drugs will affect the body biochemically and physiologically
Both tests are simple, quick, conducted in-office, and entirely voluntary. Neither involves needles or the use of cumbersome equipment, and results are generally available within a few days. The tests are reimbursed by many insurance providers and can also be covered through patient assistance plans.
Created by Genomind, the Genecept Assay is a saliva-based test that provides a proprietary panel of ten biomarkers and an analytic report. 93% of participating clinicians indicate the report increased their confidence in treatment decisions.
From AssureRx Health, the GeneSightRx utilizes a cotton cheek swab. Their CLIA-certified and CAP-accredited laboratory returns a report detailing the patient’s genetic variants, the most commonly prescribed medications and corresponding color-coded cautionary levels depending on the patient’s genes, and a drug interaction table indicating potential conflicting substances.