Genetic Testing

What is Genetic Testing?

Genetic testing is the evaluation of DNA found in blood, urine, or oral fluid. Physicians use genotyping to determine whether a patient will have an adverse effect from the prescribed medication used to manage pain. This helps healthcare providers improve medical therapy by eliminating pharmaceuticals that may not be effective.

Genetic Testing Uses in Pain Management

When prescribing pain medications, physicians monitor the speed and efficiency of the patient’s metabolism. If they metabolize the medication slowly, the patient may experience less pain relief and more side effects. Based on the results, the physician may need to adjust the recommended dosage for the patient.

Why use Genetic Testing?

Genetic Testing
  • Patient treatment plan adjustments
  • Monitor non-prescription medication use
  • Medication safety
  • Drug abuse testing
  • Medicinal diversion
  • Pain medicine compliance

Types of Genetic Testing

  • Urine testing
  • Oral Fluid testing
  • Blood testing

Drugs Measured

  • Opioids
  • Stimulants
  • Depressants

Call Now for Relief

Are you suffering from chronic pain? Ready for relief? Spine and Sports Medical Center has pain management physicians and specialists that can help ease your pain.