Today’s hospitals face the new challenge of integrating genomics into outcome based patient care. A patient’s DNA determines how they respond to different medications. The vast majority of drugs – more than 90 percent – only work in 30 to 50 percent of people. This is mainly because of genes that interfere in some way with the medicine. Testing a patient’s DNA for this genetic information gives physicians at your hospital the tools they need to predict whether a specific drug will be effective. Our labs analyze DNA and send a comprehensive report to the doctor who can then prescribe the absolute best medicines for the patient, fine tune the dosage for individual metabolic pathways, and prevent harmful drug interactions. This cutting-edge pharmacogenomics process is the basis of a new revolution in healthcare … Personalized Medicine.
Personalized Medicine – A Gamechanger
Personalized medicine is essentially an extension of traditional approaches to healthcare, but offers much greater precision. Providers may now use a patient’s unique genetic profile to guide the selection of medications and related treatments, and in many cases avoid adverse drug reactions. This added precision offers a more preventive and cost-effective approach to patient care. Most health insurance policies cover DNA tests when ordered by a doctor, yet only 1 out of 10 physicians feel adequately informed about these types of genomic tests.
Our Smart*Decision DNA Solution solves this challenge with easy-to-use InfoGenetic Test Kits that we provide to your staff nurses and physicians. After a brief review of the information in the kit, they can quickly and painlessly swab the inside of patient’s cheek to collect a DNA sample which is sent to our laboratory. Qualified technicians then analyze the DNA samples and deliver the patient’s personal genomic results directly to their doctor in a physician-friendly format to be used when making medication decisions to improve the patient’s health and outcome.