Everyone has a unique genetic make-up that affects how they respond to medication, but patients are often prescribed medications with a one-size-fits-all approach. Pharmacogenetic (PGx) testing offers a painless, easy way to make medications more effective. DNA testing can determine specific variations in an individual’s genes and allow a medical provider to create a treatment plan customized precisely for them. By unlocking a patient’s DNA, medical providers can help ensure that patients are prescribed the most effective medication for them in the most effective dose. Pharmacogenomics allows medical providers to stop experimenting with different drugs and dosages, and prescribe the right drug the first time, every time.
Sinochips Diagnostics provides the most comprehensive solution in pharmacogenetic testing. We take into consideration patient history, potential drug interactions, and lifestyle factors in conjunction with genetics to provide a clear answer on what medications will be the most effective for each individual and why. We test 120 SNPs that cover all drug classes to provide patients and clinical partners a thorough breakdown of patient results and sensitivities. This detailed patient report will be available for a lifetime, and each person only needs to take the test once to benefit from the results indefinitely. Our user-friendly platform allows patients and providers to delve into the specifics of the results, and how they can best be used to create optimal treatment plans.
The staff are impressive to watch as they process the large volume of specimens received daily by following the set processes in place. The skills of the technicians combined with their friendly, team-oriented, quality drive approach is remarkable.
I recently had PGx testing done through Sinochips Diagnostics, and I can say the online portal my Dr. showed me was amazing. I suffer from cervical spondylosis and vertebral compression, and I wanted to make sure I was getting the most out of my muscle relaxers and pain medications. Although I don’t take them every day, when I need them, it’s just nice to know that I’m on the best ones for me and my condition. I also found it interesting that my results from the cardiology part of the Comprehensive Panel showed a high likelihood of possible side effects from a statin that my mother had just been prescribed. And yes, she had a negative reaction, and they had to change the prescription. Since it is a one-time test, I’m set for the future if I ever need drugs for other diagnoses. I highly recommend PGx testing, and Sinochips Diagnostics. Everyone should know what drugs are going to work best with their genes.
As an older but still very active “weekend warrior”, I experience my fair share of aches and pains. My doctor recently suggested I explore a PGx test, and he recommended I look at one from a company based here in KC called Sinochips Diagnostics. Although it wasn’t covered by insurance since I didn’t have “medical necessity”, it confirmed that most opiates just aren’t that effective for me (which is exactly what I’ve experienced after previous accidents and injuries). Turns out, I’m not a normal metabolizer of some of the most common opioids and analgesics, so I’ll probably get better outcomes now that we know which ones to go to.