Pharmacogenetics: Using precision medicine to find the right medication at the right dose

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Pharmacogenetics is an example of precision medicine that uses a person’s genetic make-up to predict medication response.

Key points

  • Pharmacogenetics (PGx) is the study of how differences in our genetic make-up affect each person’s response to a certain medication.
  • PGx testing helps us predict how a person will process a medication and provides caution about potential side effects.
  • Having PGx testing done means that results can be used to help guide optimal medication selection and dosing.
Last updated: October 4th 2021