Pharmacogenetics or Pharmacogenomics, also called Drug-gene testing, is the study of how genes affect one body's response to medication. Tests look for variations in those genes which determine whether a doctor could offer an effective treatment for the patient or whether the patient could have side effects from a specific medication.
Because medications may affect each person differently, GGA R&D team has developed the drug-gene testing by cytochrome P450 (CYP450) tests to help determine how your body processes a drug. The human body contains P450 enzymes to process medications. The P450 enzyme with the most variation in different people is the CYP2D6, which processes many antidepressants and antipsychotic medications. By checking one body’s DNA for certain gene variations, CYP450 tests can offer clues about how the body may respond to a particular antidepressant.
The first testing service GGA announced is Pediatric Cytochrome P450 Testing. This product mainly tests 20 selected-regular medicines and can offer how the bodies of babies or kids may respond which could be a useful medication to pediatricians.
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