Pharmacogenetics Testing (PGX)

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Pharmacogenetics, a vital field of study, is focused on understanding how genetic variations impact an individual's response to drug therapy. The Bloom pharmacogenetics test delves into your body's drug-metabolizing enzymes, offering valuable insights into the effectiveness, potential harm, and lesser usefulness of various medications.

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Benefits and Facts

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Adverse Reactions To Drugs

The alarming reality is that within the United States alone, approximately two million people experience serious side effects from pharmaceutical drugs each year, leading to as many as 100,000 deaths, as reported by the FDA. The associated costs of these adverse drug reactions (ADRs) are staggering, estimated at approximately $136 billion annually.

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Potential Allergies

Given the extensive array of name-brand and generic drugs available to treat various symptoms and illnesses, determining which medications your body will respond to positively or negatively can be a significant challenge for physicians. The pharmacogenetics test serves as a valuable tool, enabling you and your prescriber to identify drugs that should be used, those that require caution, or those best avoided.

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Are Prescriptions Working For You?

The effectiveness of a prescription can vary greatly from one individual to another. This variability is becoming increasingly evident. The pharmacogenetics test provides essential insights to you and your prescriber, helping determine whether your current medications and dosages are the optimal fit for your specific needs while minimizing or eliminating undesirable side effects.

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Individualized Drug Strategy

Understanding how your body processes specific medications empowers your physician to create a tailored prescription drug strategy unique to you. This personalized approach removes the uncertainty from pharmacology, ensuring that only drugs and dosages with proven effectiveness for your genetic makeup are chosen.

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Medications and Genes

The bloom Pharmacogenetics Test evaluates over 300 medications across a range of categories, including commonly prescribed drugs for pain management, blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, depression, and many more.

The medication categories include:

  • ADHD Medications
  • Antihypertensives
  • Hepatitis Antivirals
  • Platelet Agg Inhibitors
  • Antiarrhythmics
  • Antipsychotics
  • HIV/AIDS Antivirals
  • Proton Pump Inhibitors
  • Anticoagulants
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Immunosuppressants
  • Statins
  • Antidepressants
  • Chemotherapeutics
  • Muscle Relaxants
  • Thrombophilia
  • Antidiabetics
  • Corticosteroids
  • NSAIDs
  • Antiepileptics
  • General Anesthetics
  • Opioids

How to Take the Test

Learn how to perform the bloom cheek swab test in the comfort of your home by watching this short video.

Genes Tested

The Bloom Pharmacogenetics Test examines specific genes that form the basis for the data provided in your personalized report. These genes include:

  • ABCB1
  • CES1
  • CYP2D6
  • DRD3
  • HTR1A
  • TPMT
  • ABCG2
  • CFTR
  • CYP3A4
  • EDN1
  • HTR2A
  • NR1H3
  • VKORC1
  • ADRA2A
  • COMT
  • CYP3A5
  • F2
  • HTR2C
  • OPRM1
  • DRB1
  • CYP1A2
  • DPYD
  • F5
  • IFNL3
  • RYR1
  • AGT
  • CYP2C19
  • DRD1
  • GNB3
  • KCNIP1
  • SLC6A2
  • CYP2C9
  • DRD2
  • GRIK4
  • LDLR
  • SLCO1B1

This comprehensive evaluation offers a solid foundation for the information provided in your personalized report.