This is a sponsored post by PanaceaPGX. I received a PanaceaPGX miGene™ testing kit to review. As usual all opinions, typos and grammatical errors are my own.
I have heard a lot about genetic testing and most of us have seen on TV ads for DNA test. However, I have to admit I did not know a lot about PGX testing, miGene™.
Did you know that more than 100,000 Americans die annually from adverse drug reaction. PanaceaPGX offers a simple test can prevent these life threatening drug reactions.
PanaceaPGX offers the test miGene™ which is based on pharmacogenetics-the study of how genetic makeup affects a person’s response to medicine. As a leader in Personalized Medicine, PanaceaPGX offers a wide range of testing solutions to help both the patient and physician determine which is the right drug and the right dose for you.
miGene™ is the cornerstone of personalized medicine. Determining how well you metabolize medication raises chances of a positive outcome and reduces possible adverse drug related reactions. miGene™ conveys a blueprint to how your body’s unique molecular characteristics and distinctions allow it to process medication. Your physician will have the data necessary to custom tailor the management of medications that are the best alternatives for you.
During the last year, both my husband and I had been having a lot of medical issues. We both have been prescribed a lot of medications and we could not figure out why despite of my husband being on a high doses of the medications he was still in pain. When I heard about the Drug-gene testing is also called pharmacogenomics, I knew that that test could give us a lot of answers. The process was super easy. The test is very simple to take and there is support for you through out the whole process.
Once the results are ready you get a consultation with a doctor that explains the results to you and they also make them available for you to share with your doctors. That is very important, because your doctors need the information of the test so they can make future decisions on how to treat you.
For my husband, we discovered that is he an intermediate metabolizer, that means that means that his body metabolizes the medication faster than other people and he might need a higher dose to achieve response to pain symptoms. That explains a lot for us. He was taking higher dose of pain killers and we were afraid he was going to get addicted, but there were no signs of addiction. Now his doctors will know that he is not looking out for more pain killers because he is addicted but because his body actually needs a higher dose to control the pain.
Word of advice. When you get the call with the results it is going to be hard to understand all the information at the beginning. Do not worry to much about it. They will give you access to a portal where you can download the results and discuss with your doctor.
I have great news for My Life is a Journey readers. If you visit PanaceaPGX miGene™ you can order your kit for $499, instead of $799.
Is PanaceaPGX for you?
If one or more of the following criteria applies to your medical management, then you should consider pharmacogenetic testing:
*Uses two or more prescribed medications
*Has had adverse drug related reactions (ADR)
*Doesn’t feel their medication is working effectively
*Concerned about making a change in medication
*Candidate for Antiplatelet, Anticoagulant, Statin Rx
*ACS-PCI, Warfarin initiation, Simvastatin/ Atorvastatin Rx
*Unstable INR, bleeding, thrombotic event, muscle weakness
*Effient, Brilinta, Pradaxa, Xarelto Rx
*Has a history of heart attack or stent replacement
*Candidate for Opioid Rx
*Opioid ADR, sub-optimal response, high dose requirement
*Side effects to NSAIDs, muscle relaxers, triptans, considering switch to patch
*Abnormal opioid UDT Experiences chronic pain
*Candidate for Psychotropic Rx
*Dx Depression, Treatment Resistant Depression, psychosis Psychotropic ADR or sub optimal response
*More than 1 psychotropic Rx
*Treatment resistant, uncontrolled, hospital admission in past 6 months
*Is depressed or has treatment-resistant depression