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Genetic DNA Testing Takes the “Guess Work” out of Prescribing Drugs ~ Use Your DNA to Match the Best Drug Treatment based on your Particular DNA Characteristics πŸ’ŠπŸ’ŠπŸ’ŠπŸ’ŠπŸ’Š

September 26, 2014

πŸ’Š Advocating for your own health is very important. Are you concerned about Drug Contradiction issues? Are you are taking several Drugs?

πŸ’Š PolyPharmacy patients (a name used by the medical community, designating that you are taking several medications). Sometimes a Doctor prescribes a medication to "off-set" or mitigate the adverse drug reaction of the "primary" prescribed medication.

DNA ScreenING

πŸ’Š DNA testing assesses Drug:Drug Interaction and Drug:Patient Interaction, can be analyzed with incredible effectiveness. Thousands of Approved FDA Drugs have been tested and analyzed by the PCLS Laboratory for effectiveness, based on Patient’s unique genetic profiles.

πŸ’Š 75% of all Patients have genetic variations that have the potential for Adverse Drug Reactions, (commonly called an ADR) for properly prescribed FDA approved drugs and over-the-counter medications.

πŸ’ŠMedical professionals that test your DNA will know your Unique Genetic profile, once they review the PCLS Laboratory Report, aiding them in properly prescribing FDA Approved medications.

πŸ’Š If you feel drug-sensitivity testing would help you, talk to your doctor about Physicians Choice Laboratory Services, (PCLS) DNA screening. I (Jim Wilson) may be reached at 561-416-1100 and Jim.Genetics@Gmail.com to help in introducing PCLS Laboratory to you and your medical professional.

πŸ’Š PCLS screening is a non-invasive, simple cheek-swab procedure, where the swabs are Overnight Expressed to the PCLS Lab. In 2 to 3 days your DNA metabolism is measured, for the absorption for ALL the Medications you are taking, considering your unique genetic profile (Genotype). This DNA screening also assessed how the combination of all the Medications will be absorbed in your Body considering your unique genetic profile, with particular attention to determining if there may be potential for an Adverse Drug Reactions, (ADRs).

πŸ’Š PCLS Lab reports are Revolutionary by using your genetic makeup to help predict the medications that will work best for you. You may know that your body may metabolize drugs differently than others. Some bodily systems may have trouble metabolizing specific drugs, which can mean they will not work properly, and may even lead to serious complications (an ADR) and even fatalities. Finding the best match for You and Your Medication regimen is critical in having the intended effective outcome.

πŸ’Š PCLS is a simple cheek-swab sample test, that analyzes your DNA and provides a comprehensive report so your physician can prescribe with confidence, and you can get the effective treatment that was anticipated.

πŸ’Š PCLS DNA Testing Takes the "Guess Work" out of Prescribing Drugs ~ Use Your unique genetic profile to Match the Best Drug Treatment based on your Particular DNA Characteristics.

πŸ’ŠThe Graphic displays an analogy of one’s metabolism using a common Sink, Faucet, and Drain. The symbols at the Bottom are 4 Drains with small to large diameters. The smallest diameter Drain pipe represents a Patient who is a Poor Metabolizor,, the PM bar in the graph, meaning that their “Body Chemistry”, their “Liver Metabolism” actually, cannot assimilate the Medicine into their blood stream at the “Average rate” anticipated by the Drug manufacturer, the Dosage that was approved by the FDA.

πŸ’ŠPatients that are Poor Metabolizers, would have the effect of being Under Dosed, as the medicine is not entering you system as anticipated by the typical dosage that was approved by the FDA when the drug was made available for prescribing by the medical Community.

πŸ’Š The IM bar on the graph represents a Patient who is an “Intermediate Metabolizer” who is one-step from being a Poor Metabolizer, who also is not assimilating the Drug at the rate anticipated by the Drug manufacturer. Intermediate Metabolizers, would have the effect of being somewhat Under Dosed, as the medicine is not entering you system to a lesser degree, than was anticipated by the average dosage that was approved by the FDA when the drug was made available for prescribing by the medical Community.

πŸ’Š Conversely, a Ultra Rapid Metabolizer is processing the Drug very quickly which tends to have two times more of the Drug in their blood stream, giving the effect of an “over-dose” of the intended drug, based on the FDA approved specification for “typical” patients. In this case the Doctor, the prescriber, would consider changing the script, by reducing the Dosage, if the Medical Professional, tested your DNA and took into account your Unique Genetic Profile this condition would not have occurred in the first place.

πŸ’ŠThese dosage conditions are the principle reasons for testing your DNA. This information is strategic in properly Proscribing FDA Approved drugs, including an array of Over-the-Counter Meds, which too may cause under-dose or over-dose issues, plus the potential for an Adverse Drug reaction.

πŸ’Š Your good health is your Doctor’s and PCLS Lab’s top priority. An open dialogue between You and your Physician is a very important step in achieving this goal. The graphic below shows that DNA Screening shows Drug to Drug Interaction, and Drug : Drug : Patient Interactions. DNA Screening gives specific Metabolism information specifically matched to the Drug treatment regimen recommended by your Doctor.

πŸ’Š PCLS DNA genomic screening is available with a traditional "Prescription" from your doctor, and follow-up (including analysis of your DNA test results) is conducted by your Physician or Pharmacist. PCLS has prepared some materials that will make it easy for you to speak with your doctor and pharmacist about what PCLS is, and the benefits it provides for your treatment regimen.

πŸ’Š More than 75% of the Population have Genetic Variations that may effect the drug metabolism on one’s body, which may significantly changing the a patient’s exposure to those drugs.

πŸ’Š PCLS Lab’s analysis 6 Key drug processing enzymes, namely the CYP2D6, CYP2C9, CYP2C19, VKORC1, CYP3A4 and CYP3A5 among other CTP’s depending on the patient’s treatment regimen.

πŸ’Š Five Key Enzymes are relied upon by 50% of all commonly prescribed FDA approved drugs, including drugs used for cardiovascular treatment, and pain medications, NSAIDs, a majority of all antidepressants, tamoxifen, and the thousands of drugs that PCLS Laboratory has in their Genetic Profiling data-base.

πŸ’Š Having your specific metabolic-rate information helps your Doctor select the best combination of medications, most likely for success for your Treatment regimen, taking into account of your Unique Genetic Profile.

PCLS Lab’s DNA Test is a very Simple Process

πŸ’Š (1) You meet with your Doctor as you usually do
πŸ’Š (2) A prescription is written for the PCLS Lab’s DNA Testing, along with list of all the other medications that you are taking, PCLS submits the paperwork for billing your insurance insurance company or MediCare; there is no cost to the Doctor or the Doctors Office
πŸ’Š (3) A simple cheek-swab is done to collect a sample of your DNA
πŸ’Š (4) The Doctor provides a current list of all medications, herbals, and over-the-counter drugs (OTCs) that you are taking, along with what the Doctor may be currently recommending to be taken
πŸ’Š (5) The list of medications and your test-swabs are packaged and Overnight Expressed to PCLS Labs
πŸ’Š (6) Five Days later the DNA Test results are delivered to your Doctor for his review
πŸ’Š (7) Your Doctor examines the PCLS Laboratory report DNA Test results and formulates the best Drug Treatment plan, in light of your particular DNA metabolic rates for the various medications and combinations of all the medications you are taking
πŸ’Š (8) Your Doctor than writes Prescriptions for the medications in the proper combination and dosages that are optimized for most efficacious treatment for You, taking into account your unique genetic profile.

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PharmacoGenetic Screening: Having been trained as a BioChemist, I have an avid interest in PharmacoGenetics DNA Screening.

Last year 2.2 million patients taking prescribed FDA Approved Drugs have experienced an Adverse Drug Reaction (ADR); of those 770,000 experienced one or more ADRs requiring Hospitalization, and 180,000 of those patients the ADR was fatal. Genomic DNA Testing is done only once in your Lifetime, these reports will take the “guess work” out of Prescribing, and will give Physicians and Pharmacists valuable information, guiding against a patient being prescribed FDA Approved medications that do not suit a Patient’s Unique Genetic Profile.

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