Pharmacogenetics

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Does Insurance Cover Genetic Testing for Cancer?

Is Genetic Testing for Cancer Covered by Insurance?  Many people find themselves asking, “Is genetic testing for cancer covered by insurance?” Unfortunately, the answer isn’t always straightforward. If you know some basic information, you can pursue some testing such as BRCA testing (covered by insurance in most cases). This kind of testing can help you …

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Anxiety and Genetics – Is Anxiety Inherited?

Is Anxiety Genetic?  Mental illness is highly prevalent across the U.S. Anxiety disorders make up a considerable proportion of diagnosed mental illnesses. The National Association on Mental Illness (NAMI) says that 18% of all Americans suffer from a type of anxiety disorder. But is anxiety genetic? This is a debate scientists have had for some …

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How Does Genetic Testing for Psychiatric Medication Work?

Genetic Testing for Psychiatric Medications   In 2019, there were more than 13.1 million adults with Serious Mental Illnesses (SMIs). The prevalence of mental illness can make treatment difficult as each person can respond differently to medication. As a result, treating psychiatric disorders and severe mental illness is often a game of trial and error …

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Genetic Testing for Medication – Drug Gene Testing

Genetic Testing for Medication Effectiveness Genetic testing for medical efficacy or ‘Pharmacogenomics’ is the study of how genetics impact your body’s response to certain medications.  This new and exciting field of scientific ingenuity helps scientists determine how genetic testing can be used to select the best medicines for individual patients. Genetic testing for medication sensitivity …

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What is NGS? NGS Testing and NGS Diagnostics

NGS Testing Explained NGS genetics represents a revolutionary parallel sequencing technology called ‘next-generation sequencing’ (NGS). NGS diagnostics and gene panel testing have revolutionized the biological science industry, offering access to insights and diagnostics that were previously impossible. NGS tests, performed via NGS panels, enable researchers to study biological systems and perform various complex applications. Today’s …

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Cases of Depression Rises During COVID-19 Pandemic

According to the United States Census Bureau, more than a third of the adult population in America shows signs of clinical depression or anxiety. These mental conditions have increased dramatically during the pandemic. There are many elements of the pandemic that directly correlate to some of the perceived causes of anxiety and depression. For example, …

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TruGenX’s Testing Helps Patients Avoid Adverse Drug Reactions

There are thousands of cases of adverse drug reactions every year. Many are caused by accidental or intentional misuse of prescribed medications.  Other’s are caused by how an individual’s body metabolizes prescription medication. Most Physicians prescribe medication based off clinical experience. Doctors do revert to the trial and error method but do take into account …

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How Will Colleges & Universities Reopen During COVID-19

As the pandemic continues in America, there are many questions about what fall of 2020 will look like. Colleges and universities are not exempt. Every state is operating under different protocols and reopening policies. Students and families alike are wondering whether college classes will resume this fall. The pandemic appears to be far from over …

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