Pain Management DNA, Pain Medications including Opioids and Cannabis – Inagene Diagnostics Inc.

Goodbye "trial and error" - personalized medicine is here.

Your genes hold the key to ensuring you and those you care about receive only the most effective, safe and tolerable medications – and avoid the rest!

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Easy to understand report, accessible wherever and whenever you need it.

Over 120 medications in four simple categories based on your unique, predicted response.

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Remove the guesswork in finding the best medication for YOU.

Let your DNA guide you to the medications and doses that are likely to work best for you, and avoid the rest.

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An easy 5 minute cheek swab test delivered to your door.

Test results in 7 days for personalized treatment of pain and mental health conditions.

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You are one of a kind, and so is your response to medications.

Learn which medications and doses are likely to work best for YOU based on your unique genetics with a simple 5 minute cheek swab test!

Order Your Test

Easy to understand report, accessible wherever and whenever you need it.

Over 120 medications in four simple categories based on your unique, predicted response.

Explore The Report

Remove the guesswork in finding the medication best for YOU.

Let your DNA guide you to the medications and doses that are likely to work best for you, and avoid the rest.

Learn More

An easy 5 minute cheek swab test delivered to your door.

Test results in 7 days for personalized treatment of pain and mental health conditions.

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Your Privacy is Our Promise.

Your DNA is destroyed after testing and your test results are securely encrypted to protect your privacy. Learn more here.

Let your DNA guide your healthcare team to the best medication for you.

Your genes hold the key to ensuring you and those you care about receive only the most effective, safe and tolerable medications – and avoid the rest!

Pharmacogenetic (PGx) testing identifies which gene variants an individual has inherited, and what that means in terms of which drugs and doses are likely to work best for them.

Prescribing of medications for patients is typically done based on clinical guidelines, and what has worked well for that particular physician in the past. This “one-size-fits all” approach is based on an averages, but individuals aren’t averages. Each person’s response to medications is as unique as their DNA. What works for one can be ineffective or even unsafe to another. This helps explain why 2 out of 3 people prescribed an antidepressant don’t respond well, and why drug related adverse reactions are the #4 cause of death.

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If we all responded well to every drug, there would be only one medication to treat every condition. Reality couldn’t be further from the truth!

Have you ever wondered why a drug that works well for one person’s depression can have no effect on another with the same condition (or just cause side effects)? Much of the answer lies in our genes.

With Inagene Personalized Insights™ pharmacogenetic tests, you can find out how you are likely to respond to medications BEFORE you take them, and which ones would have the highest likelihood of working best for you.

Which Inagene Personalized Insights™ test is right for you?

The most comprehensive pharmacogenetic test available to guide treatment of pain and mental health conditions, Precision Pain and Mental Health reveals your predicted responses to more than 90% of drugs used in the treatment of all types of chronic pain and mental health conditions (including ADHD, Anxiety, Alzheimer’s Disease, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, PTSD, Schizophrenia, and more).

Also includes a comprehensive cannabis/cannabinoid genetic panel, with personalized recommendations on strain, dose, intake method, side effect risk and more.

Click here to view the complete list of medications tested for.

Click here to view a sample report.

Personalized Insights™
Precision Pain & Mental Health

$299 CAD

55 Genes & 116 Variants Tested

The ultimate tool to guide personalized treatment for pain and/or mental health conditions.

A detailed report of your predicted responses and personalized recommendations for >125 medications commonly used in the treatment of pain and mental health conditions with Cannabis/cannabinoid report included.

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Personalized Insights™
PrecisionRX

$299 CAD

36 Genes & 107 Variants Tested

The ultimate tool to help ensure any medications you are prescribed for any condition will be safe and effective, based on your DNA.

A detailed report of your predicted responses and personalized recommendations for >160 commonly used drugs across multiple therapeutic areas. 

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Personalized Insights™
PrecisionRx ULTRA

$399 CAD

Get BOTH PrecisionRx and Pain & Mental Health

Receive two detailed reports of your predicted responses and personalized recommendations for >210 medications commonly used in the treatment of multiple therapeutic areas.

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Personalized Insights™ helps answer questions like these:

The last antidepressant didn’t work, will this one?

This drug is giving me side effects, would a different one work better for me?

Will my pain be manageable after this back surgery?

Dad’s heart attack was terrifying, will this drug help protect him?

Mom is on so many medications, which ones are giving her these side effects?

Advil or Tylenol - which one is better for me to take?

That other drug didn't lower my blood pressure, will this one?

I took the painkiller, why am I still in pain?

I do what I can to protect us, but what if we DO get the virus?

How can I best manage my chronic shoulder pain so I can continue playing hockey?

What our customers are saying:

Said they were “extremely satisfied” with the report they received

Said the drug recommendations were “extremely clear and easy to act on”

Said they believe their past experiences with medications would have been better if they had these results sooner

Believe this test should be taken “before you start any medications for pain or mental health conditions"

Your test saved my son’s life.

He had tried several medications for depression without success, and had become hesitant to try new medications because of negative previous experience. The doctor had put him on a new drug, and he was having real problems with massive mood swings and aggression. I remembered reading that this particular medication could increase cortisol levels, which was causing the aggression.

When we got the test results they were very revealing, and my son recognized a bunch of things from his previous experience. He was taken off of the drug and almost instantly the aggression subsided. He is now on a different drug which he is tapering off on. It is like two different people. Without this test Lord knows what would have happened - assault or relapse.

Father of Inagene Client, Toronto, Ontario

After taking the test, my doctor and I are now able to avoid certain medications that we had been considering for me. Having the test results makes me feel so much more secure because I know now I won’t have to suffer through medications that I otherwise would have had to. I’m really glad you (Inagene) are doing this - I know it will help a lot of people. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who is trying different medications that don’t seem to be working.

Inagene Client, Canada

What I would say to people thinking of taking this test is “Do it - you will get a lot of great information and it can really help you and your doctor in deciding which medication you should take. I am really happy with it and the information I was given – it was the right decision for me. It all went very smoothly and was easy to do.

Kevin, 38, Ontario

If my doctor and I had this information 20 years ago many of the medications I have been prescribed would not have been, and that time wouldn’t have been wasted suffering on a medication that wasn’t compatible with my DNA when an alternative that was compatible could have been tried. The test helped us adjust the dosage of my antidepressant, and gave us new antidepressant treatment options to try that are compatible with my DNA. It has also already saved me money in experimenting with cannabis treatment because my doctor and I now know what cannabinoids to try. With so much trial and error in prescribing antidepressants, not only will chronic pain and mental health patients benefit with testing prior to being treated, but it will also benefit doctors, costs, and the environment. If this pandemic is teaching us anything it is that we must move forward using the technology we have now!

Lorraine, Ontario 

My daughter has struggled with depression and anxiety for the past 4 years. When first diagnosed we tried many medications with varied results, some worked but the side effects were too great to continue, and others didn't work at all. The effort and time to change medication is tremendous, and an added stress that someone going through anxiety and depression doesn’t need. When I learned about the Inagene test I was hopeful it could be the solution. I spoke to my daughter's doctor who also supported getting the test, as she believes this is the future of medicine. The test kit came quickly, and was extremely easy to use. The report was easy to understand and the results confirmed the category of drugs we were using were not compatible with my daughter’s DNA. The report helped us find a different drug, and her doctor switched her over, leading to a great result! Then my husband, who had side effects from his current anxiety medication, tried switching to her medication at the doctors recommendation (as they share the same DNA) and he had similar positive results. Overall we were extremely impressed with the ease of interpretation and depth of the results, provided in an easy format that you can share with your doctor. Updates are also sent to us when new medications are added. The Inagene test has had a positive impact on our family. We recommend it to anyone who requires medication for anxiety and depression as it will simplify their journey.

Traci, Vancouver, BC

My 91-year-old dad has suffered from increased anxiety and depression recently and had asked his GP to increase his dose or to prescribe him another anti-depressant. He had also been taking clonazepam for years, but his GP recently decreased his dose due to risk of falls in elderly. My dad was unhappy and worried that the changes to his medication might make him feel worse instead of better. We ordered the Inagene test kit, and the report revealed that the antidepressant (SSRI) he was on was not ideal for him. His GP shared the report with the Pharmacist, who recommended switching my dad to another SSRI based on the Inagene test results. He said that without the report he would have suggested a different antidepressant, and he was very happy he didn’t do this as the report showed that drug had a ‘red’ warning for my dad so would probably have resulted in a negative experience. Both the GP and pharmacist were very impressed with the simplicity of the report and said they wished other patients had access to this type of information. My dad is now doing much better on his new medication. The test saved us so much stress of back-and-forth to the GP/pharmacist (during COVID and considering dad’s mobility issues) and allowed a medication change to be made that was most appropriate for my Dad. This test provides an amazing tool that will save money, time and reduce stress/anxiety for patients. Based on this experience I have now ordered the kit for my mother as well!

Daughter of Inagene client – Toronto, Ontario

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At Inagene, we believe that personalized medicine should never mean an invasion of privacy, and protecting the security of your personal data is of paramount importance. Inagene operates in full compliance with Canadian Data Protection regulations, including the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) and all Canadian Provincial Privacy Regulations.

Inagene will never share or sell your data to third parties, and comprehensive physical, electronic and procedural safeguards are in place to protect against unauthorized use, access, alteration, duplication, destruction, disclosure, loss or theft of your personal information. Additionally, Canadian legislation prevents employers, insurance companies or anyone else from asking you to disclose your genetic test results.

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At Inagene, we are doctors, researchers, scientists, entrepreneurs, and patients ourselves.

We are passionate about harnessing the power of genetics and personalized medicine to transform the lives of people who suffer from pain or mental health conditions of any kind. Located in Toronto, Ontario, Inagene is 100% Canadian owned and operated.

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Some private insurance plans will cover pharmacogenetic testing. Learn more about applying for reimbursement for your test through your insurance provider here.

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