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What is pharmacogenomic (PGx) testing?

Pharmacogenomic testing (PGx testing) is a laboratory test that analyzes your DNA, looking for individual genes that can affect how medications respond to your body’s makeup. These results are used to create a better understanding of how your personalized medication list should look, which will help improve your healthcare and quality of life.

What are the benefits of PGx Testing?

Have you ever had a limited or nonexistent response to a medication? Will you be starting a new medication in the future? Have you had anxiety about starting new medications? Do you want to avoid the painful process of trialing countless medications “until one works”? PGx testing could benefit you.

Getting a PGx test can help prevent: adverse drug reactions or side effects of medications, polypharmacy (the unnecessary use of multiple drugs when only one is needed), and/or possible allergic reactions.

How does it work?

The test is done right at Rose Pharmacy & Boutique Apothecary. A cheek swab is used to collect the sample. The test is then sent to a CLIA-certified lab for analysis. The results are returned to our pharmacy professionals. We then contact you to schedule a follow-up appointment. A pharmacist trained in analyzing genetic information will personally go over your test results with you in the first session. A follow-up session to reassess patient factors is given about 6 months after the first session because we know that life changes and we are willing to change with you. These two sessions will involve explanation of what your individualized test results mean, how these results may affect your current and future drug regimen, and what the best options are for you going forward. These sessions are chosen by you for you so any further questions you might have can be addressed at any time. In addition, we will include your physician/doctor in your final results and pharmacist-given recommendations. This is done to improve your quality of health and provide easier access to medications for you.


The Answers You Need

Pharmacogenomics is the study of how medications are affected by your genes.
Pharmacogenomic testing (PGx testing) is a lab test that shows the specific genes that may affect medications and how those specific genes are present in your body. This test is used to improve medication regimens and minimize possible medication side effects, allergic reactions, and more.

What is PGx?

The test is taken via a cheek swab done right in the pharmacy. The test is then sent to a CLIA-certified lab for analysis. The results are returned to our pharmacy professionals. We then contact you to schedule a follow-up appointment to view results.

How is testing done?

7-14 days

How long do test results take?

The test plus two consultations is a flat charge of $850. Additional consultations can be purchased afterwards, if desired.

How much does the test cost?

The PGx testing kit, as well as two post-testing consults personally given to you by a pharmacist who will interpret your results, explain to you what they mean, and recommend the ideal treatment regimens for you. If needed, further follow-ups can be arranged after the two provided.

What is included in this service?

Yes - All of your information is secured in a HIPAA-compliant portal (Microsoft Azure) protecting your personal healthcare information (PHI). Your information cannot be accessed by anyone but yourself and those you authorize to view it.

Will my personal information be protected?

No. HIPAA policies prevent unwelcome sharing of patient information. This test is not done through insurance and cannot be shared with insurance companies without your permission.

Can my insurance or my provider use this test against me?

Yes. In the future, you won’t have to trial & error medications or wait for serious side effects to decide what treatment is best for you.

I don't take many (or any) medications. Would this test still benefit me?

Although similar test kits can be found online, no service is going to offer exactly what we can give. Results are given in a personalized manner with direct pharmacist involvement focused completely around your care. The test only needs to be taken once in a lifetime and will update as new medications are brought to market. Rose Pharmacy and Boutique Apothecary is located in a convenient position in Cornelius. Access to supplements, holistic treatments, and non-pharmacological options can also be obtained directly through the pharmacy.

What are the benefits of taking the PGx test through Rose Pharmacy & Boutique Apothecary?


We will go over further education and answer any questions you may have, as well as speak on what your needs are and explain the process in detail. This can be done either in-person or over the phone, depending on what you prefer.


If you would like to find out more about this service, please fill out the following form or call (704) 255-6172, leave a voicemail and our team will call you back to collect information:

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