Testing done by Medicine Match provides physicians with a state of the art tool that gives them data to help understand which medications and therapies are best for you. With these tests the physician can determine the correct drug and dose for you, and identify drugs that will not work for you, or may even be doing harm.
Medication related complications are common and can result in emergency room visits. Medicine Match testing provides physicians with your genetic information to assist with prescribing medications, and reducing adverse drug reactions (ADR's).
Adverse drug reactions are a concern in Canada
"Using genetic testing over the past eight months, I've learned that nearly one third of my patients undergoing screening lack the genetic machinery to effectively metabolize the antiplatelet agent clopidogrel (Plavix) into its active form. A large number of patients either need another anti-platelet agent or a much higher dose. Armed with this valuable information, I am now able to optimize outcomes for my patients BEFORE ever doing a vascular procedure."
DR. HUEY MCDANIEL, St. Dominic's Cardiovascular Surgery Associates
Medication related complications are common and can result in emergency room visits. Medicine Match testing provides physicians with your genetic information to assist with prescribing medications, and reduce adverse drug reactions.
Testing assists physicians with determining the correct drug, and the correct dose for the patient and allowing the patient to return to their best health as soon as possible with reduced risk.
CYP450 testing can be completed prior to initiating a medication, or afterwards to provide your physician with your genetic information to assist with personalizing a medication and dose for you. Patients can request their CYP450 tests prior to surgery to personalize their postoperative care.
These are one time tests that apply for the rest of your life, and are relevant for 80% of prescription medications, and therefore can be applied to your healthcare needs in the future.