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Like how your unique fingerprint unlocks your phone, the GeneSight test unlocks your genetic “fingerprint”, providing insight which our clinicians can use to inform your mental health medication treatment and may improve your chances of finally feeling like yourself again.
Step 1: Your clinician collects a DNA sample in the clinic by painlessly swabbing the inside of your cheek OR your clinician can order a patient collection kit to be sent to your home.
Step 2: The sample is sent to GeneSight's lab for analysis.
Step 3: After they receive your sample, your clinician will typically get test results in about 2 days.
Step 4: Your clinician can contact our Medical Affairs team for a consultation. Your clinician can then review the results with you on your next visit.
The GeneSight Psychotropic report may help you avoid multiple medication trials by providing information about which medications may require dose adjustments, be less likely to work, or have an increased risk of side effects based on your genetic information.
The report also includes information on how a patient’s smoking status may affect their body’s metabolism of certain medications.