PGx is the study of how your genes may affect your body’s response to, and interaction with, some prescriptions or over-the-counter medications. Depending on your genetic make-up, some medications may work faster or slower, or produce more or fewer side effects.
PGx is one tool your healthcare provider can use to help identify the right drug for you. Many factors impact how a person responds to medication including:
There are different reasons why your healthcare provider might order PGx testing to help guide your current or future medication use. Such as: