A Guide to Pharmacogenomics
Pharmacogenomics is a rapidly evolving field of medicine that focuses on how a person’s genetic makeup can affect their response to certain drugs. Pharmacogenomics has the potential to revolutionize the way we approach drug development and prescribing, ultimately leading to better outcomes for patients. Read on to learn more about pharmacogenomics from Next Genomix Laboratories near Atlanta.more
The Advantages of a Punch Biopsy
Punch biopsies are a common procedure used to diagnose a variety of skin conditions and diseases. They are performed by removing a small sample of skin tissue, which is then examined under a microscope. Punch biopsies can be used to diagnose skin cancers, as well as other skin diseases and infections. In today’s article from Next Genomix Laboratories near Atlanta, we are going to discuss four advantages of receiving a punch biopsy. Read on to learn more.more
4 Reasons You May Want to Request a Punch Biopsy
A punch biopsy is a medical procedure that involves the removal of a small sample of skin tissue for further analysis. This procedure is commonly used to diagnose skin conditions or to confirm a diagnosis that has already been established. In this blog post from Next Genomix Laboratories near Atlanta, we will discuss four reasons you may want to request a punch biopsy.more
Four Ways Pharmacogenetic Testing Can Help Patients
Pharmacogenomics, the study of how a person's genetic makeup affects their response to medications, is revolutionizing the way we approach treatment. At Next Genomix Laboratories, we offer one of the most comprehensive panels of pharmacogenomics tests in the industry, providing physicians with the tools they need to personalize treatment regimens for individual patients. Read on and contact us today to learn more.more
The Basics of Small Fiber Peripheral Neuropathy (SFPN)
Small Fiber Peripheral Neuropathy (SFPN) is a type of nerve damage that affects the small sensory nerves in the skin, mainly in the feet and legs, which leads to the disintegration of the nerve fiber cytoskeleton. At Next Genomix Laboratories, we understand the importance of early detection and treatment of SFPN. With epidermal nerve fiber density testing analysis and skin punch biopsies, we believe our diagnostic tools are ideal for anyone who suspects they have this condition. Continue reading and contact us today to learn more about how to manage SFPN.more
Optimizing Drug Therapies With Pharmacogenomics Testing
When it comes to healthcare, everyone wants the best outcome possible. However, not everyone responds to medications in the same way. That's where pharmacogenomics testing comes in. At Next Genomix Laboratories, we offer the best genetic testing to help optimize drug therapies and improve patient outcomes. Read on and get in touch with us today for more information.more
Pharmacogenomics 101: What Is PGx?
At Next Genomix Laboratories, we understand the importance of staying up to date on the latest advances in pharmacogenomics. Pharmacogenomics, also known as PGx, is a rapidly growing field that combines the science of pharmacology and genomics to improve drug therapies, helping to ensure that each patient receives the safest, most effective medications. Learn more below, then contact us today.more
A Few Things You Should Know About Next Genomix Laboratories
Welcome to Next Genomix Laboratories. We are a medical testing and diagnostics laboratory that specializes in providing superior services to healthcare providers and patients. Our team of dedicated professionals is committed to providing accurate and timely results for our clients. Learn more about us below, then request a test today.more
What Is a CAP- and CLIA-Certified Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory?
At Next Genomix Laboratories, we understand how important it is to ensure accuracy and quality when it comes to molecular diagnostics. That’s why we are proud to be one of the few CAP- and CLIA-Certified Molecular Diagnostics Laboratories in the United States. In this blog, we’ll give you four key things to know about CAP- and CLIA-Certified Molecular Diagnostics Laboratories, so keep reading to learn more, then contact us today.more
What You Should Do if You Receive “Abnormal” Results
At Next Genomix Laboratories, we are committed to providing our patients with the best possible care. One of the ways we do this is by providing pharmacogenomic testing.
This testing can help clinicians choose the best medication for their patients, based on that patient's genetic makeup. In this blog post, we will discuss the steps you should take if you receive abnormal results. If you have questions about anything in this post, contact us today.more
Four Methods of Relaxation While Waiting for Biopsy Results
Waiting for biopsy results can be a nerve-wracking experience, especially if you are unsure of what the results might say. Next Genomix Laboratories provides clarity into your genetic propensity while offering tests meant for early detection and treatment.
If you are waiting on your biopsy results and are finding it difficult to relax, here are four methods of relaxation we recommend to keep your mind at ease while waiting. Questions? Contact us today, and we are happy to help.more
Four Things Every Patient Should Know
At Next Genomix Laboratories, we are committed to providing our patients with the best possible care. One way we do this is by evaluating a patient's genetic propensity to experience a drug-to-drug interaction or to be non-responsive to certain medication classes.
This information is invaluable to clinicians, whether they are initiating therapy or evaluating a patient's progress. We have a team of experts who evaluate genes and variants to create a report on drug classes and pharmacologic agents. Here are four things all of our patients should know before using our services, and if you have questions, contact us today!more
Four Diseases Detected by a Punch Biopsy
Cancer can be a very serious disease, however, there are some ways that you can prevent the extent to which cancer affects you. One way to prevent cancer is by getting testing, such as a punch biopsy. Punch biopsies can be used to diagnose a wide range of different diseases and can help you to get treatment early on. Whether specific cancers run in your family, or you notice signs of cancers, Next Genomix Laboratories in Atlanta, Georgia, can provide you with a punch biopsy to help you in your efforts to prevent or stop serious cancers and other diseases. Keep reading to learn more about what diseases can be detected by a punch biopsy and contact our team today to get yours...more
How to Resume Travel Safely
Now that many travel restrictions are beginning to lift, you may be wondering how you can resume travel safely. At Next Genomix Laboratories, we are here to help with that. We offer PCR COVID-19 testing with same-day results, as well as FREE PCR COVID-19 tests that are acceptable for traveling. In this blog, we share four tips to help you resume travel safely.more
The Benefits of PCR Testing for COVID-19
As the world grapples with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, testing has become a critical tool in the fight against the virus. Next Genomix Laboratory is proud to be one of the trusted providers of PCR COVID-19 testing, which offers a number of benefits compared to other types of testing. In this blog, we highlight four of the benefits that PCR testing offers.more
Why Choose Next Genomix?
Next Genomix offers one of the most comprehensive pharmacogenomic panels available, which examines how a person's genetic makeup affects their response to drugs. Patients and physicians may have access to our complete customized medical panel, which includes over 100 clinically significant genetic variations from more than 20 different drug-metabolizing enzymes.more
What Are The Most Common Diagnostic Tests?
At Next Genomix Laboratories, we provide a variety of diagnostic testing to assist clinicians in making informed decisions about therapy or monitoring a patient's progress. We examine 49 different genes and over 120 variants to generate an easy-to-understand report on 15 medication classes and 182 pharmacological medicines.more
When Does A Doctor Use A Diagnostic Test And How Does It Help
At Next Genomix Laboratories, we are a medical laboratory that provides insight into a patient's genetic propensity to have a drug-to-drug interaction or be non-responsive to certain medication categories. We utilize diagnostic testing to help a patient's doctor make informed decisions about medication selection and dosage. This is especially important when there are limited treatment options available for a particular disease.more
How to Care for Yourself After a Positive COVID Test
The first step to protecting yourself and those around you from COVID-19 is to take a COVID test as soon as you start to feel sick. However, what happens when the test comes back positive? There is so much being said about how to prevent COVID, but not as much being said about what to do when you already have it. In today’s post, we will provide you with a few tips on how to take care of yourself if your COVID test comes back positive. If you’re unsure if you have COVID and need to take a test to confirm it, Next Genomix Laboratory in Atlanta is here to help!more
Tips for International Travel During a Pandemic
The world is slowly opening back up, and people are now allowed to travel out of the United States, within reason, as there are many countries that are still locked down to outside travel. That being said, if you’re itching to take a trip after being stuck at home for so long, there are a few things you should keep in mind to ensure that you travel as safely as possible. Continue reading for a few tips below, and if you plan on getting a COVID test before your trip, don’t hesitate to visit Next Genomix Laboratory in Atlanta today!more
The Difference Between Screening Tests & Diagnostic Tests
With so many different types of medical tests available, it can be extremely confusing to patients. Some of these confusing medical tests include screening tests and diagnostic tests. Next Genomix Laboratories specializes in pharmacogenomic testing, which is used to help determine genetic compatibility for medications. Below, we'll review the difference between screening and diagnostic tests. Get in touch today!more
What Is A Punch Biopsy And Who Needs One?
While the name "punch biopsy" may sound intimidating, it truly isn't. Yet, many people can become frightened at the idea of a biopsy because the results of the test can yield a scary diagnosis. Next Genomix Laboratories, based in Atlanta, performs punch biopsy testing for physicians and patients alike. Below, we'll go over what exactly is a punch biopsy and who exactly needs one. Get in touch today!more
Other Genetic Tests You Should Know
Genetics is a huge field, no doubt, so when you talk about genetic testing, you could be talking about dozens of things. For instance, Next Genomix Laboratories offers pharmacogenomic testing, which is researching and testing how medications will interact with a person's body based on their genetics. However, there are many other genetic tests you should know, which we'll explore below. Contact us today!more
How Accurate Is PGx Testing?
Pharmacogenomic testing is the study of how your genetics determine your reaction to medications. This information is then used to prescribe better treatments for patients' conditions, and help to lower the cost of healthcare for these services. Next Genomic Laboratories is an Atlanta-based pharmacogenomic lab. Below, we'll take a look at how accurate PGx testing truly is. Get in touch today!more
What Is Pharmacogenomics Or PGx?
Pharmacogenomics, or PGx, is a large word that most people have never heard of. Pharmacogenomics is the study of the reaction your body has to medication based on your genetics. Next Genomix Laboratories offers pharmacogenomics testing. Below, we'll explore PGx more. Get in touch today!more
Pediatric Pharmacogenomics: Challenges And Opportunities
Pharmacogenomics, the study of how our genetics influence the way our bodies interact with certain medications, can greatly reduce the risk of side effects and help us find the medication that works best for our individual bodies. However, the question begs to be asked, can children also benefit from pharmacogenomics and are there specific challenges and opportunities to pediatric pharmacogenomics? Read on to learn more, and if you’re interested in pharmacogenomic testing, request a test kit from Next Genomix Laboratories today.more
What Can Pharmacogenomics Testing Reveal?
Pharmacogenomics is the study of how an individual’s genetics affect their body’s reaction to specific drugs. Since we are all different genetically, our bodies react in varying ways to different medications. Pharmacogenomics can predict a medication’s effectiveness, the likelihood of side effects, and much more. Read on to learn more about what pharmacogenomics testing can help us reveal, and if you’re interested in getting pharmacogenomic testing, request a testing kit from Next Genomix Laboratories today.more
4 Long-Term Benefits of Pharmacogenomics
For the past 10 years, pharmacogenomics has been a revolutionary field in the healthcare industry. It is an emerging science that provides personalized medicine by using DNA sequencing to match drugs with specific genotypes of patients, and it's what we specialize in at Next Genomix Laboratories. Pharmacogenomics (or PGx) allows for better treatment plans and more effective drug therapies. Let’s explore four long-term benefits of pharmacogenomics!more
Why Is a Punch Biopsy Done?
A punch biopsy is a procedure that removes a small amount of skin, muscle, or other tissue from the body. This type of test is often used to diagnose diseases like cancer. Next Genomix Laboratories offers punch biopsies as part of our diagnostic testing services. We hope that this blog post helps you understand why punch biopsies are done and what they can help diagnose.more
What Falls Under Diagnostic Testing and Who Needs It
Have you wondered what sort of testing is considered diagnostic testing, and who might be considered a candidate for such a procedure? Diagnostic testing is a service provided by Next Genomix, a medical laboratory in Georgia that specializes in pharmacogenomics. Medical labs like us perform diagnostic testing to determine what a patient's diagnosis might be and who can benefit from it. This article will provide four examples of what falls under diagnostic testing and who needs it.more
What Is A Diagnostic Lab And What Is Its Function?
A diagnostics lab is any facility that performs laboratory testing on specimens collected from humans for the purpose of providing information regarding the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of disease, as well as determining the impairment or general assessment of one’s health. Next Genomix Laboratories is certified with both the CLIA standards for quality, and is CAP certified, which means that we’re recognized as being able to provide accurate results for optimal patient outcomes with confidence. Here are just a few of the functions you can expect a diagnostics lab to perform.more
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