Genetic Psychotropic Testing
What is Genetic Psychotropic Testing (also known as pharmacogenomics)?
This testing characterizes the study of how your genes affect your body's response to medications. Your body has thousands of genes that you inherited from your parents. Genes determine which characteristics you have, such as eye color and blood type. Some genes are responsible for how your body processes medications. Pharmacogenomic tests look for changes or variants in these genes that may determine whether a medication could be an effective treatment for you or whether you could have side effects to a specific medication.
Pharmacogenomic testing is one tool that can allows Wellsprings Practitioners to determine the best medication for you. We also consider
other factors such as your age, lifestyle, other medications you are taking and your overall health when choosing the right treatment for you.