Psychiatry Services

PGx Testing

PGx Testing

PGx Testing

Pharmacogenomic (PGx) testing provides information on how your genes may affect the way your body responds to certain medications. This information can then be used by your doctor to help create a treatment plan for you based on your unique DNA. PGx testing can help your doctor determine how your body may metabolize certain medications and how you may experience certain side effects from certain medications. This information can be used as a factor to help your doctor decide which medication to use and at what dose this medication should be prescribed. PGx testing can be used in several areas of medicine such as oncology, gastroenterology and psychiatry1. In psychiatry, PGx testing can be used to inform the treatment plan for patients experiencing depression, ADHD and other mental health conditions.

Pharmacogenomic (PGx) testing is more importantly a resource that our physicians utilize for the purpose of increased accuracy and success for our patients. Our psychiatrists will additionally conduct a thorough one hour psyciatric evaluation of the patient

Heritage uses Tempus genetic for its testing. Tempus is an advanced genetic testing tool that is used to personalize mental health treatment plans. The Tempus genetic test gives our physicians evidence based gene-drug interactions based on guidelines from the FDA, Clinical Pharmacogenetics Implementation Consortium, PharmGKB, and Dutch Pharmacogenetics Working Group. With this test, your physician can understand precisely how your body may respond to certain medications
in order to create a personalized treatment plan that is specific to your DNA makeup. Tempus genetic testing can save you trial and error when it comes to getting the relief you need.

Capturing your progress is a critical part of our ability to personalize your treatment plan. Tempus PROTM, a mobile app, allows our physicians to collect information that enables them with the ability to monitor your progress as it relates to your treatment plan. With Tempus PROTM, you and your physician can track your progress - even between
appointments. The insights provided through Tempus PROTM empower your physician to build and update your treatment plan proactivly.

You can easily keep track of your own progress as well through Tempus PROTM. This will include:

  • Simple, interactive assessments selected by your provider(s)

  • Reminders to check-in and log any side effects, progress, and your
    overall well-being

  • The ability to integrate with your smartphone’s fitness tracker

Turn around time: Two weeks

Process: Buckel Swab

What are we testing for:

HIPAA Complient: