Genetic testing can be done to help your provider to choose the best treatment option based on feedback that takes your genetic makeup into effect.
The testing will determine how your liver enzymes process different medications through each of the different pathways in your liver. Each of these pathways can process medications at a normal rate, at a slower rate, or at a faster rate. If the pathways is processing at a slower rate, it can result in the buildup of blood levels for different medications, which can result in the person having a higher dose than prescribed. This can increase the likelihood an individual will experience side effects from medication. Inversely, if one of the pathways is processing too quickly, it will result in the person receiving less of the medication than the prescribed dose, resulting in an ineffective dose.
The results from the testing will give your provider a detailed printout of which (a.) antidepressants, (b.) mood stabilizers, (c.) ADHD medications, and (d.) antipsychotic medications will work the most effectively based on your individual genetic makeup.
Finally, the testing will determine whether or not you have a genetic abnormality that does not allow you to make enough of the neurotransmitters that will allow your medications to fully function.
Genetic testing is covered by most insurance companies. Medicare and Medicaid have a $0 copay. Private insurance companies reimbursement rates vary; however, our vendor's charge is based on the following yearly household income guidelines:
If you have further questions regarding this service, or would like to schedule an appointment, please call 402-881-0678.
* Additional $40.00 processing fee per testing is required at time of service. Must be current client to have testing completed.
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