WHAT IS A MENTAL HEALTH PGx PANEL?
The Mental Health PGx Panel is a big step to putting science into the dosing of medications for mental health issues. A total of 13 genes are analyzed and the report will indicate the response one might expect from any of the medications used to treat these conditions.
HOW MUCH DOES A MENTAL HEALTH PGx PANEL COST?
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IS FASTING REQUIRED FOR A MENTAL HEALTH PGx PANEL?
No, fasting is not required for this test.
The individual being treated for mental health issues is frequently on more than one medication. In the past, the choice of medications has more often been hitormiss. There has been no way to determine in advance from which medications and at what dose the patient may best benefit. Further complicating this is the myriad of sometimes severe side effects that many of these medications can have.
WHY DO I NEED A MENTAL HEALTH 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 MENTAL HEALTH PGx PANEL ARE THERE ANY OTHER TESTS I SHOULD LOOK INTO?
The Mental Health 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.