What Is Pharmacogenomics Or PGx?

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!

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Why Does Pharmacogenomics Matter?

Since everyone is different, everyone has a different reaction to medications. This can play a pivotal role in prescribing the right medications for your conditions. For example, if you are prescribed the wrong medication, you can feel worse and even frustrated by it. Pharmacogenomics can help eliminate this.

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Helps to Improve Your Treatment Outcomes

If you are prescribed a medication that will affect you adversely, this can delay your treatment. Odds are, you will stop taking it or alter the dosage in order to alter the side effects. With pharmacogenomics, your treatment outcome can be vastly improved and sped up.

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Saves on Healthcare Costs

Imagine if you are on a medication with adverse side effects. You try another one with the same results. Perhaps you even try it a third time. All of these different medications have a cost that can add up quickly both for you and the healthcare system.

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Can Save Lives

Every year, people end up in the hospital and can die due to adverse reactions to prescribed medications. While the field of pharmacogenomics is in its infancy, the possibilities are huge to save lives.


Next Genomic Laboratories is a leader in pharmacogenomic testing. We are a CAP- and CLIA-certified Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory that offers over a hundred different genetic tests. In addition, we specialize in punch biopsies and COVID-19 testing. Using state-of-the-art technology, we offer accurate test results to best serve our customers and your patients. To learn more and get started, contact us today!