WHAT IS A PAIN PGx PANEL?
The Pain PGx Panel looks at substitutions on seven different genes and reports which pain medications are likely to work best for you.
HOW MUCH DOES A PAIN PGx PANEL COST?
*Price may vary by location – contact your local ANY LAB TEST NOW®
IS FASTING REQUIRED FOR A PAIN PGx PANEL?
No, Fasting is not required for this test.
Molecular genetic testing can have a large impact on the treatment of pain. For example, 5‐10% of the population have one particular substitution which indicates that certain traditional pain medications, such as codeine, will provide little to no pain relief. With a different substitution on the same gene and those same medications may actually be toxic. Some patients may need a higher dose than others to get an equivalent amount of relief from pain. And some pain medications are likely to cause more side effects than the pain it relieves.
WHY DO I NEED A PAIN 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 PAIN PGx PANEL ARE THERE ANY OTHER TESTS I SHOULD LOOK INTO?
The pain 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.