WHAT IS A CARDIOVASCULAR PGx PANEL?
The Cardiovascular PGx Panel analyzes for multiple variations on each of most of the eight genes that make up this panel.
HOW MUCH DOES A CARDIOVASCULAR PGx PANEL COST?
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IS FASTING REQUIRED FOR A CARDIOVASCULAR PGx PANEL?
No, fasting is not required for this test.
Patients taking medications for cardiovascular issues are often on a wide variety of drugs. These can include water pills, blood pressure meds, anti‐blood clotting prescriptions, anti-arrhythmia agents and a variety of others.The report will help you and your healthcare provider determine the medication or medications that may be the most effective for you and carry the lowest risk for side effects. As just one example, one particular substitution that we test for occurs in 5% of the population but is associated with a 17‐fold increased risk of muscle pain and damage.
WHY DO I NEED A CARDIOVASCULAR PGx PANEL?
Genetic testing has potential benefits whether the results are positive or negative for a gene mutation. Test results can provide a sense of relief from uncertainty and help people make informed decisions about managing their health care. For example, a negative result can eliminate the need for unnecessary checkups and screening tests in some cases. A positive result can direct a person toward available prevention, monitoring, and treatment options. Some test results can also help people make decisions about having children
IF I’M GETTING A CARDIOVASCULAR PGx PANEL ARE THERE ANY OTHER TESTS I SHOULD LOOK INTO?
The Cardiovascular genomic test kit will come with 2 buccal swabs. This test will use the DNA collected from the buccal swabs to test a wide variety of genes that have been identified as having a significant clinical impact.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO GET MY TEST RESULTS?
Test results generally takes between 5-7 business days after your sample has been received by the lab.
The results will be reported in a format to make it easy for the patient as well as the patient’s healthcare provider to understand how the results can impact the patient’s response to most of the commonly prescribed medications.