As a step towards creating a more accurate and personalized treatment plan, Dr. Fohrer offers pharmacogenetic testing. She just takes a simple mouth swab in the office and about a week later has information about the genetically appropriate medication(s) for you.
What is the GeneSight® Psychotropic test?
If you’ve been diagnosed with depression and failed at least one medication, you may benefit from GeneSight® Psychotropic, a pharmacogenomic test that analyzes how your DNA may affect your response to depression medications. The results of the test can help your doctor prescribe a more genetically optimal medication and avoid medications that may cause side effects or be less likely to work.
The GeneSight test analyzes a patient’s genes and gives healthcare providers information to help them select the medicine(s) that are more likely to work for an individual patient. GeneSight provides answers that can lead to a personalized treatment plan and faster response and remission for patients.