Pharmacogenetics or pharmacogenomics is the study of how genetics impact pharmacology. Pharmacogenetic (PGx) testing is used for determining how an individual will respond to a particular medicine. Clinicians use pharmacogenetic testing to provide personalized medicine rather than using the population-based or one size fits all approach. Pharmacogenetic testing may also improve medication adherence.
Pharmacogenetics testing provides insight into a patient’s metabolic pathways. Knowing which pathways are functioning normally or abnormally allows a physician to prescribe medications as intended by the drug manufacturer, select the most appropriate dose, and even the best drug for the patient.
We can now identify patients who have variations or mutations in the genes that control certain drug metabolic processes. Knowing whether a patient is an extensive/normal, poor, intermediate or ultra-rapid metabolizer of a medication allows for patient-specific guidance on which medications should be selected or avoided, and the optimal dosage to prescribe. This avoids a lengthy trial and error process and is a tremendous advancement in healthcare.
Quantum’s available PGX test include:
- CYP2C9 and VKORC1/warfarin
Quantum’s client portal provides the convenience physicians, hospitals, and clinics need to complete lab testing quickly and accurately. Our easy online client portal streamlines the testing process, making it much more efficient than calling, faxing, and completing paperwork.
Getting fast lab test results is crucial to providing the best in patient care. Quantum uses the latest technology to insure safe and timely delivery of patient specimens by offering both courier services and FedEx delivery.
Quantum offers a variety of inpatient and outpatient Phlebotomy services to our Physician partners to provide all required blood draw and other specimen collection needs.
Proper lab supplies is essential for precise and accurate testing. Quantum offers supplies at no cost to our Physician partners.
Quantum Diagnostic’s scientific approach to laboratory testing provides our clients with a higher standard of excellence, scientific integrity and expedited turnaround times. We provide rigid quality control testing through the latest technology and a sophisticated reporting system which is Internet accessible.