Mental Health 

12.7% of the U.S. population over age 12 took antidepressant medication in the past month and that percentage rises with the age of the individual, according to an analysis from the National Center for Health Statistics. And 50% of patients do not adequately respond to antidepressants.

Cardiovascular Health

Many severe adverse effects are related to a popular blood thinner.
Major bleeding and thrombosis risk can be reduced or eliminated with the proper medication.

How does the test work?

If you choose to be tested, a buccal or cheek swab, or a blood sample is collected and sent to our lab for testing. Once we receive the sample, we will test your DNA to determine your body’s response to medications. Results are then sent to your physician within 1 to 2 weeks.

What do the results tell you?

Results from your Pharmacogenomics testing will provide information on how quickly your body metabolizes or filters a given drug. Some people are rapid metabolizers. They flush drugs quickly from their system and may not realize any benefit from taking a normal or one-size-fits-all dose.

A person who is a slow metabolizer is just the opposite. In a person who is a slow metabolizer, a normal dose of medication can build up to potentially dangerous levels.

Understanding how you metabolize the medications that you are prescribed allows you and your doctor to customize your treatment and determine the safest, most effective dose for you. Personalized medicine provides your physician with tools to predict which medical treatments will be safe and effective for you, and which ones will not be.

MHS Labs Pharmacogenomics (PGx) gene test includes the following genes:

APOE

COMT

CYP1A2

CYP2B6

CYP2C19

CYP2C9

CYP2D6

CYP3A4

CYP3A5

Factor II

Factor V Leiden

MTFHR

SLCO1B1

VKORC1