The GeneSight Psychotropic laboratory developed a test that analyzes how your genes affect the way your body may respond to FDA-approved medicines commonly prescribed to treat depression, anxiety, bipolar disease, schizophrenia or other behavioral health conditions.
Treatments can involve much trial and error when it comes to medications, as not everyone responds the same way to any particular drug. But a company in Mason, Ohio, is making advances in helping pinpoint the medicine best suited to an individual suffering from Depression or another mental illness — by analyzing DNA swabbed from the inside of the patient’s cheek. Its called Genomic testing.
The Genomic test by GeneSight, is based on technology licensed from the Mayo Clinic and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. READ MORE.
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