PGX & CGX Testing
Reasons To Consider CGX Testing
Covers Multiple Types of Cancer
Breast, Ovarian, Uterine, Colon, Prostate, Melanoma, Gastric, Pancreatic, and others.
Single Gene Mutation
A cluster of cancers in your family are known to be linked to a single gene mutation (such as breast, ovarian, colorectal, and pancreatic cancers in your family). Close relatives that have cancer that are linked to hereditary cancer syndromes.
For example, Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry is linked to ovarian and breast cancers.
You may have several first-degree relatives (mother, father, siblings, children) with cancer. You may also consider testing if you have multiple relatives on one side of your family with the same type of cancer.
The Future Is Now…
With modern advancements in science and technology, we have the capability of determining if certain problematic genes are in your DNA. One such disease is (cancer) although not all cancers are genetic). Genetic testing gives you the opportunity of getting advanced warning before it takes you not just by surprise, but by storm.
PGX Testing can show how a patient’s body is likely to metabolize many common medications. This allows healthcare providers to act on the results to prescribe medications with less risk of side effects, including overdosing or ineffectiveness. Not all people respond to the standard dose. Genetic testing helps the provider to select the right drug and best dose for the patient.
Understanding a patient’s genetic background allows the physician to predict how a prescribed drug will impact the patient. This will also give the physician information regarding potentially undesirable drug reactions.
Benefits of PGX Testing
PGX testing can show how a patient’s body is likely to metabolize many common medications. This may allow for providers to alter medications, based on your own unique metabolism.
Unique Treatment Plan
PGX testing can help providers find the unique medications needed for individual genetics for many different diagnoses.
Not The Standard Dose
Not all people respond to the standard dose of medications. This testing may allow providers the results to act on and dose medications more effectively.
Combining CGX and PGX testing can help provide an individual with information on their genetic mutations and help their phsyicians on their path in finding a more effective treatment plan.