And so is your response to drugs.
More than 1 in 4 Canadians are living with chronic pain, a mental health condition, or both
If everyone responded the same way to medications, we would only have one antidepressant and one pain reliever on the market. The reality is very different. Medications that work for one person often don’t work well for another, and a lot of this variation is determined by our genes. This is true for all kinds of medications: over the counter remedies, prescription drugs, and even cannabis products.
All of us experience pain at some point, and 1 in 4 Canadians live with some form of chronic pain, which can be due to a variety of factors such as accidents, sports or work injuries, chronic conditions like migraines, arthritis, fibromyalgia, back pain and many more.
Pain impacts your emotions and mental health, and can significantly affect memory and focus, ability to work, relationships, and overall quality of life. Those with depression or anxiety are significantly more likely to suffer from chronic pain simultaneously or later down the road.
Most of us will experience some type of mental health issue in our lifetime. Mental health conditions like depression and anxiety can have significant psychological pain that can have significant impact on our quality of life and relationships, and even our ability to think clearly and function.
If pain and mental health issues are so common, why are they so hard to manage?
Your unique genes play an important role in your individual response to different medications. The science of pharmacogenetics is the study of how genetics impact your body's ability to break down and respond to different medications.
HOW IS PERSONALIZED INSIGHTS™ DIFFERENT FROM
ANY OTHER PHARMACOGENETIC TEST?
TARGETED IN PAIN & MENTAL HEALTH
Inagene is the ONLY pharmacogenetic company focused EXCLUSIVELY in Pain and Mental Health, testing more genes and variants that impact treatment for these conditions than any other (55 genes, 116 variants).
We test for more medications in pain and mental health than any other test (130 common medications - including a full cannabis panel)
We take a complex science and make it simple: our online report is uniquely designed to be easily understood by everyone, not just by scientists.
We have an MDEL* license with Health Canada. Both our Toronto – based lab, and our pharmacogenetic tests, are both COLA** and CLIA*** accredited, and we subscribe to the CAP*** proficiency testing program, ensuring the highest degree of accuracy and stringent quality control at every stage of testing.
SIMPLE & FAST
The test is ordered online, delivered to your home, and is simple to do in under 5 minutes. We provide a postage paid envelope to mail the sample back to our lab, and we'll email you within 7 days with a link to view your results on our secure on-line portal!
BUILT IN SHARING
We make it easy for you to share access to your on - line report with your health care team through our secure Inagene Portal.
OUR PRIVACY PROMISE
Your DNA is destroyed after testing, and your test results are securely encrypted to protect your privacy.
Our test reports on BOTH pain and mental health in one, and is more affordable than comparative tests, making it accessible to people who need it.