Frequently Asked Questions - Healthcare Practitioners
Anyone who is taking, or considering taking, any of the medications on our drug list can benefit from taking a Personalized Insights™ pharmacogenetic test. Testing may be especially beneficial for those taking more than one medication, and/or those who have experienced unusual responses to medications in the past (lack of efficacy or unexpected side effects at standard doses). Testing can also be helpful to support de-prescribing (by identifying which medications may be providing little benefit or driving side effects/drug-drug interactions).
The Precision Pain and Mental Health test is recommended for anyone currently receiving or considering treatment for pain or a mental health condition, and may also help to optimize pain management for anyone who will be undergoing a surgical procedure.
Inagene provides a full suite of promotional tools to support partner pharmacies in promoting their new pharmacogenetic testing service to clients/patients, and to prescribers in the surrounding area. This includes posters, patient handouts, a bank of sample social media posts, and information that can be emailed to prescribers. All materials can be co-branded with your pharmacy’s branding and contact information.
Personalized Insights™ tests include all medications that have recognized gene-drug interactions supported with a sufficient level of evidence. If a drug is NOT included on our test(s), it is because no drug-gene interaction has been identified that is supported with a sufficient level of evidence.
Inagene Personalized Insights™ Precision Pain and Mental Health is designed to provide maximal insights for those being treated for pain and/or mental health-related conditions, and tests for 55 genes and 116 variants specifically linked to responses to the common medications used to treat these conditions. Including ONLY the genes and variants linked to these conditions allows this test to go deeper and provide insights on more medications for pain and mental health than other pharmacogenetic tests, including some preliminary data, as well as a full cannabis/ cannabinoid panel, and research variants on risk of cannabis and Opioid dependency.
Personalized Insights™ PrecisionRx includes only those drugs and recommendations supported with higher levels of evidence (Level 2B and above), resulting in the inclusion of roughly half of the pain and mental health drugs that are included in the Precision Pain and Mental Health test.
No, patients can order the test directly from Inagene.com, or purchase it directly from select pharmacies.