DNA testing for medications like antidepressants and other psychiatric medications, including a custom pharmacogenetics report with insights on your likely medication metabolism, ideal dosage amount, best drug options and more
DNA testing for medications (also known as pharmacogenetics) analyzes your genetic sensitivities to various psychiatric medications, including antidepressants, benzodiazepines, ADD medications, mood stabilizers, SSRI’s and atypical antipsychotics. The OmePasychMeds psychiatric medications DNA test is Flexible Spending Account (FSA) eligible.
DNA Test for Antidepressants and Medications - What's Included:
A detailed pharmacogenetic medication efficacy report providing summary of outcomes of 51 commonly prescribed mental health medications in a clear color-coded chart.
Includes breakdowns of each core aspect of your DNA markers and real, genetic-based recommendations on dosages, efficacy and other medication matters that you can share with your physician or psychiatrist for personalized care.
Saliva DNA collection kit with pre-paid return shipping direct to OmeCare’s secure pharmacogenomics genetics lab.
Secure link to access and download your comprehensive personal medication genetic report.
OmePsychMeds Genetic Testing
|Generic Name||Brand Name|
|Doxepin||SILENOR®, PRUDOXIN®, ZONALON®|
|+Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitor|
|Perphenazine||TRILAFON®, ETRAFON®, TRIPTAFEN®|
|Dextromethorphan and Quinidine||NUDEXTRA®|
This DNA medication testing analyzes your body’s likely response to 50+ psychiatric medications including SSRI’s, benzodiazepines, antipsychotics, and antidepressants so you and your physician can more quickly find the most effective treatment plan for you.
It will tell you in detail which psychiatric medications are not genetically compatible with the enzymes that your body creates, reducing your risk of the drug’s negative side effects. Less trial and error means you and your doctor can create a balanced prescription for your psychiatric health.
All tests are prior-authorized by a licensed physician, and each medication DNA report is reviewed by a licensed physician before distribution to the user.
All of our DNA test kits and reports including the OmePsychMeds pharmacogenetic test are Flexible Spending Account (FSA) eligible.
This genetic testing for antidepressants will give you:
An analysis of your body’s likely response to 51 commonly prescribed psychiatric medications including antidepressants and antipsychotics
Recommendations on specific psychotropic medications and dosages that would give you severe side effects
Options so you can use medication genetic testing to get to the right choice on your mental health treatment sooner
In genetics, some research can be described as stronger than others. We only report on scientifically verified genetic information, unlike some companies. With that in mind, we provide a rating system for all our results to ensure you know if the science on that particular finding is extremely strong or just preliminary.
Saliva has small cells in it called lymphocytes, this is what we isolate the DNA from.
OmeCare genetic reports are scientifically accurate. Our genomics laboratory is accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP), accredited in accordance with the U.S Health and Human Services’ Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA), and licensed by the California Department of Public Health, thereby assuring you of high-quality results. Unlike other laboratories that outsource the actual performance of the laboratory tests and only handle the interpretations and the reporting of the results, we handle the testing, interpretation, and reporting from beginning to end. This allows OmeCare better control over the research, testing, pricing, and security.
Insurance coverage is dependent on the type of test ordered, and who the insurance carrier is (or medicare). We can help with this.
- Within 3-4 Weeks.
- We mail our complete DNA testing kit to collect your saliva sample. It takes less than a minute for you and we do the rest!
- Mail your sample back for analysis by our team of leading technicians to our CLIA and CAP-accredited laboratory in San Diego, CA.
- Once our analysis is complete, we send you an email with your personalized report and access to our interactive portal.
Yes, OmeCare is required by law to maintain the privacy and security of your protected health information. Please click here to see the full HIPPA compliance regulations.
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It is well known that at least 70% of all prescribed mental health drugs fail efficacy in the patient. This is a result of many factors, but genetics is estimated to be about 50% of the problem. The inclusion of any genetic information in the choice of drug (through measuring liver genes) and its dosage entailed a significant, progressive reduction in depressive symptomatology, with an efficacy ratio of 80% and a complete remission of the pathology in almost 30% of the cases. (Torrellas, 2017) This is a much better result than just prescribing a drug randomly.
How pharmacogenetic profile-based strategies have a positive effect on the therapeutic response to antidepressants and other mental health drugs
No. Only the medications that will be most effective for you. A doctor must be involved to diagnose you and prescribe your medication.
Yes, because there are other factors. But the DNA/gene will not change
- In choosing your meds, you need to know how much and how long you have to take the drugs and the possible side effects. Your specific genes/DNA metabolize drugs in a certain way.
- With OmePsychiatricMeds, you will know the efficacious medications with minimal side effects based on your DNA.
You should bring the DNA test report to your psychiatrist. The report will inform your psychiatrist on suggested medications based on how your genes respond to them.
Yes, OmePyschiatricMeds will provide you with suggestions on depression medications based on your genetics in a very easy-to-read color-coded format.
To ensure the highest standards of scientific validity and integrity, we process all samples at our clinical-grade laboratory and do not outsource any aspect of our testing. We also do not report on any genes/data that hasn’t been confirmed in multiple human clinical trials and peer-reviewed publications.
Almost 100% of all drugs are eventually metabolized in the liver. There is very good evidence showing that certain genes in the liver are responsible for this metabolism, and other genes are responsible for drug transport into the cell. Our test reports on many of these genes and how everyone metabolizes and transports differently.
Yes, OmePyschiatricMeds will also inform you on the side effects of certain drugs. Please check out the product details.
Dr. Ibarren, MD
“My approach with patients is more of a team approach. I tell them I’m here to encourage and empower them, give them the knowledge they need but the decision has to be theirs. Genetic testing fits into that process 100% because it’s precision medicine. So what’s right for one patient is not right for somebody else. not only in their lifestyle but also in their genetic makeup. You explain that to a patient, you empower them. Now they understand their illnesses, and they can make those changes and also affect their family and their children. So I think genetic testing is crucial in the way I see medicine and the art of healing.”
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