What is Genetic Testing?

Genetic testing analyzes DNA to detect variations in your genes. Genetic variations are normal and are responsible for differences in everything from hair to eye color to finding the right medication and dose for you. Genetic testing is the only way to find your unique gene variations.

What is PGx testing and can my doctor utilize it?

A PGx test analyzes genetic variations that may impact your response to certain medications. Your doctor can act on the results to prescribe medications with less risk of side effects, including bad reactions. PGx testing helps your doctor

find the most effective medication and dose for you. 

 

What type of PGx testing does Phi Life Sciences do? What do the tests look for?  

Phi Life Sciences offers Cardiac, Psychiatric, Pain,

Anesthesia, and General PGx tests that look for gene

variations that affect how your body’s enzymes work.

Enzymes are involved in all of your body’s functions.

Some enzymes break down food inside the body, while others break down medications. The Phi Life Sciences' tests analyze genetic variations that affect specific enzymes abilities to metabolize certain medications. A family of enzymes that we

test is called the ”P450 enzymes.” These enzymes break down

up to 80 percent of all medications.

Will insurance pay for the test?

Medicare and Medicaid have covered the cost for people

with certain conditions. Private insurance companies may

pay if your doctor considers the test medically necessary.

You may ask your insurance company if it covers 
'Cytochrome P450 testing', or Phi Life Sciences can check

to see if you are covered.

Medication Management - Pharmacogenomics (PGx)

Cardiovascular, Pain, Psychiatric, Anesthesia and General Health 

Pharmacogenetic testing (PGx) helps your doctor select the right drug and the best dose for you. Not all people respond to standard medication dosage.

Researchers estimate that commonly  prescribed medications may not work in up to 60 percent of patients.1 Patients who are currently prescribed any of the following medications: Amitriptyline, Tetrabenazine, Nortriptyline and Plavix are prime candidates and should consider PGx testing.

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Why Phi Life Sciences?

Phi Life Sciences helps your doctor find the most effective medication and dose for you. We have a fast turn-around time which is

within 2-3 days of receipt to the lab. We provide Genetic Counseling services before and after testing to ensure you are supported through this process.

 

Only a licensed doctor or other health provider can order a Phi Life Sciences CGx test. Ask your doctor about our genetic tests.

Or call your doctor to make an appointment. Your doctor can contact Phi Life Sciences directly at (888) 576-5445 or email us at info@philifesciences.com to request more information. 

1Wilkinson GR. Drug metabolism and variability among patients in drug response. N Engl J Med 2005; 352:2211.