DNAdose – Genetic Testing
What is DNAdose?
Are your medications working for you?
DNAdose is a genetic test that identifies which medications will work best for you.
DNAdose is a once off, pharmacogenomic test that identifies gene variants in four major enzyme systems and how these genes metabolise commonly prescribed medications.
Put simply, DNAdose identifies how your individual genetic structure will respond to medication so your doctor can prescribe the most suitable medication at the right dosage for your body.
Why get a DNAdose?
Many drugs are metabolised by a number of liver enzymes.
An individuals genetic make-up affects the way they respond to medication.
By identifying gene variants it makes it possible to more accurately predict possible adverse reactions or non-response to a range of medications. including anti-depressants,anti-psychotics, anti-coagulants,pain killers and proton pump-inhibitors.
Armed with your test results the doctor can make an informed therapeutic choice of medicines.
Since a persons genes do not change for their lifetime the test results will be relevant for a patient’s lifetime.
TerryWhite Chemmart Nelson Bay offers this service
The test will be available at TerryWhite Chemmart Nelson Bay at a cost of $220.00.
The testing process is relatively simple and only involves swabbing the inside of the cheeks.
If you have experienced side-effects from your medication or poor response then please talk to us. The genetic test may be very worthwhile for you.
We use the DNAdose testing system based in Australia.