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Make Informed Decisions

We are beautifully different. Why should our medicine be prescribed as if we were all the same? Variations in our DNA affect everything from our eye color to how we metabolize certain drugs. These differences mean one treatment plan may work well for one person while causing an adverse reaction in another. Pharmacogenetics studies how genetic variations impact the way our bodies respond to certain medications.

Drug response is not the same for all people. Vantari genetic testing can identify people in the outlying areas of the traditional bell curve — the non-responders and those at risk for adverse drug reactions.

Move Beyond Trial and Error

Finding the medication that works best for you shouldn’t be a guessing game. Traditional medicine employs a trial and error approach, but pharmacogenetic testing offers specific guidance about medications that work best for you based on your DNA. A simple cheek swab can reveal which medications may cause side effects or even dangerous adverse reactions — the cause of more than 100,000 deaths in the U.S. each year. 1

Treatment Tailored to Your DNA

With knowledge of your genetic makeup, treatments can be tailored uniquely to you. Pharmacogenetic testing empowers you to be an advocate for your own health. Testing provides information about how people with your genotype commonly respond to prescribed medications. Our test report details how your body metabolizes medications and suggests alternative prescriptions when increased sensitivity or reduced response is likely. This means you and your doctor can tailor your treatment plan uniquely to you.

Common Reasons for Testing

Testing is beneficial whether you’re in good health and taking an active role in your personal healthcare or you’re suffering from a serious condition and facing decisions about treatment.

Testing can reveal your body’s ability to metabolize certain medications and may be right for you if you are experiencing the following:

  • Condition Not Improving
    When you’re taking a medication and not receiving the outcome you expect, testing can reveal reduced sensitivity to medication and suggest more effective options.
  • Unwanted Side Effects
    Whether you’re experiencing a minor side effect like dizziness or a major adverse drug reaction, testing can suggest alternative medications or dosages that are better tolerated.
  • Taking Multiple Medications
    Do you ever wonder if your medications are interfering with each other? Testing can alert you and your doctor to potential drug on drug interactions.
  • Starting or Taking Anticoagulant Therapies
    The FDA recommends people be aware of genotyping prior to starting Clopidogrel (Plavix) or Coumadin (Warfarin). Poor metabolizers may not receive the full benefits of the drug – putting them at risk.

How Testing Works

1 – Begin the Process

Like any diagnostic screening, pharmacogenetic testing must be authorized by a doctor. If your doctor doesn’t currently offer testing, Vantari will contact your doctor on your behalf or help you find a doctor who performs testing.

2 – Collect DNA Sample

Collecting a DNA sample for testing requires a simple, painless swab of the cheek. The sample is then sent to the lab for testing.

3 – Analyze Results

Our federally-certified lab extracts information about your DNA and cross-references it against an extensive database of medications. Results are typically sent to your doctor within two business days.

4 – Determine Treatment Plan

A comprehensive report provides actionable guidance for each medication, including dosing guidance. You and your doctor can use this information to potentially avoid certain medications and tailor treatments.

Testing and Insurance

Medically necessary genetic testing is commonly covered by Medicare and most major insurers. Further questions? Please contact a customer service specialist at 1.844.VANTARI or 1.844.826.8274

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Please contact a customer service specialist at 1.844.VANTARI or 1.844.826.8274.