To date, medicine is being prescribed based on the best information available at the time. In many cases, the optimal treatment is arrived at only after a lengthy ‘trial-and-error’ period where the patient has to repeatedly return to the doctor for dose adjustments or alternative treatments. And even more unfortunate are the unwanted side effects or adverse drug reactions which are all too common. Incredibly, adverse drug reactions is the 4th leading cause of death in North America!
While various factors play into the effects of medication (e.g. gender, age, weight, diet, interactions with other drugs, etc), genetic factors account for up to 95% of drug-response variability and susceptibility to adverse drug reactions. Doctors rely on diagnostic tools, such as the stethoscope, blood pressure cuff and blood tests, in order to assess each patient, and today, we can’t imagine a doctor practicing without them.
Today, the traditional ‘one-size-fits-all’ and ‘trial-and-error’ method of prescribing is no longer acceptable.
Introducing the MatchMyMeds Drug Compatibility Test by DNA Labs: a new diagnostic tool that finally enables doctors to optimize outcomes by personalizing prescriptions based on their patient’s DNA with a simple, non-invasive mouth swab.
From a simple, non-invasive cheek swab, we can quickly look at your DNA to determine whether certain, commonly prescribed drugs will work, and at what dose. This information enables doctors to make the best prescribing choices for you thereby minimizing the likelihood of Adverse Drug Reactions (ADRs) and maximizing the likelihood of a successful outcome.Buy Now
The MatchMyMeds report covers 50 drug compounds found in 100s of different products, including some of the most commonly prescribed drugs, and covers various therapeutic categories, including pain, anxiety, depression, cardiovascular, and psychiatry, among others. Click HERE for a list of the drugs currently covered.
Your DNA holds powerful, actionable information that can be used to maximize effectiveness and minimize adverse drug reactions. Know how your body will react to drugs BEFORE you take them. Improve quality of life, and minimize risk. Learn more about how it works...
Drug and dosing recommendations summarized in your MatchMyMeds Report have been clinically validated with published guidelines from internationally recognized consortia and/or based on information from the FDA-approved drug labels. Learn more about pharmacogenomics...
“Pharmacogenomics can play an important role in identifying responders and non-responders to medications, avoiding adverse events, and optimizing drug dose.”
- U.S. Food & Drug Administration Website
The MatchMyMeds Drug Compatibility Test is a ‘pharmacogenomic’ test that analyzes gene-drug interactions and provides actionable drug and dosing recommendations published by the Clinical Pharmacogenetics Implementation Consortium (CPIC), the Dutch Pharmacogenetics Working Group (DPWG), and/or based on information published in the FDA-approved drug label. For more information on the science behind pharmacogenomics and its clinical implementation, visit The Pharmacogenomics Knowledgebase.
We are fascinated by the future and what lies ahead. Our own DNA is personal and tells a story about ourselves, and what we know about ourselves can help us make better choices in how we live our lives.
DNA Labs is a Canadian owned genetics company that is committed to providing genetic testing solutions to help everyone know more about themselves. Our DNA holds critical and unique information about us, including how we interact with medicine. With a simple cheek swab, doctors can now personalize treatment options that are best suited for each of us.
Everyone should have a right to know more about themselves, we make it possible!
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