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Why choose My Prescription Plan for pharmacogenomic testing?
My Prescription Plan results are delivered quickly via an intuitive, clinically relevant, medically actionable report. Whereas other tests hazard guesses about conditions you may or may not develop, our test can give you and your doctor clear insight into your actual, present health–and the tools to make important changes right away.
My Prescription Plan is a comprehensive, pharmacogenomics test that assays 50 genes and detects ~200 variants and CNVs in a single, cost-effective test. Therapeutic areas include (but are not limited to) psychiatry, cardiology, pain, gastroenterology, neurology, rheumatology, oncology, hematology, women’s health, infectious disease, and endocrinology. Any patient that has been diagnosed with, or is currently being treated for a disease within any of these therapeutic categories will benefit from the test.
Can I use my FSA/ HSA?
Absolutely. My Prescription Plan is a valid healthcare expense for all pre-tax accounts. We also accept all major credit cards, and can accept payment in monthly installments for up to a year.
How soon will I receive my report?
The average wait is 2-4 weeks. We know it’s a little while, but we want to ensure the most accurate reporting and analysis of your DNA before we get back to you. Once your test is analyzed, we will send your doctor your report. In the meantime, our team is always happy to answer any questions you have.
Why do I need to register my test?
Registering your test lets us know it’s yours. It makes sure that if you ask us a question regarding the test, we can give you an answer right away. Be sure to register your test as soon as you receive it.
Can I Track My Order?
Once you order the DNA collection kit, you will receive an email with a link to track your package to follow it from the warehouse to your doorstep. If you have any questions, please get in touch and we will sort it out for you.
Do you do anything with my information?
We realize how important privacy and security can be for something as precious and unique as your DNA. We only share information with you and your doctor. We are 100% HIPAA and HITECH compliant, ensuring your DNA is kept completely private and secure when it’s tested.
When is pharmacogenomic testing indicated or recommended?
Pharmacogenomics testing predicts how individuals will respond to medication. It is recommended for any patient who is receiving or will receive medications that have pharmacogenomics biomarkers indicated in their labeling. Pharmacogenomics testing is also recommended for poly-pharmacy patients and any patient who is receiving drug treatment.
What genes are screened by My Prescription Plan?
My Prescription Plan has been validated to screen clinically relevant and medically actionable variations within 50 genes that govern the absorption, metabolism, and activity of many drugs. The genes and genetic variations tested by My Prescription Plan are acknowledged by multiple regulatory bodies, and have clinical implications for a wide range of therapeutic categories. (You can see a full list here.)
How often should patients be tested?
Patients need only to be tested once, as genetic information does not change over time. Therefore, genetic testing results have lifetime utility.
What medications are affected by the genes in the My Prescription Plan panel?
My Prescription Plan results inform dosing recommendations for over 300 commercial medications. All 300+ drugs are directly influenced by the 50 pharmacogenomic genes covered by My Prescription Plan, and carry pharmacogenomic recommendations put forth by the FDA, EMA, and/or CPIC. (See a full list here.)
What are specimen submission requirements for the My Prescription Plan kit tests?
The science that drives My Prescription Plan may be complicated, but the test itself is incredibly simple. Your doctor will be able to walk you through the test (it’s just a saliva collection) and will help you fill out any appropriate forms. We do ask that you avoid smoking, chewing gum, eating, or drinking anything besides water 30 minutes before your test to ensure accurate results.