I recently ran into a patient that we had performed #pharmacogenomic testing on in 2016. He was in a bad place when we tested him: drinking a lot – up to a case per day, suicidal ideations, lack of interest in activities he used to enjoy.
We were able to switch him from 2 antidepressants that were shown to be less effective with his genetic makeup to one that played well with his genes.
In the 2 years since he was tested, he is thriving. He has lost 50#, enjoys adult beverages socially on weekends, and is back to working on hobbies that bring him joy, such as fixing up old cars.
The reward from seeing the results of #PGx testing is so incredible.