The igenify panel allows a prediction of person’s specific drug metabolism rate. There are four types of drug metabolism:
- Ultra rapid. The ultra rapid metabolism indicates a genotype that quickly metabolizes drugs. A person will have at least one version of the gene that is fast. This person may need a higher than typical dose.
- Extensive. The extensive metabolism breaks down medicines at a normal rate. This means both copies of the gene are typical.
- Intermediate. The intermediate metabolism is a slower than normal drug metabolism, indicating a person possesses one typical gene and one slow-working gene.
- Poor. The poor metabolism is the slowest category of drug metabolism. A person with this genotype inherited two slow metabolizing versions of the gene. This person may experience an adverse effect of the drug and/or may need a lower dose or an alternative medication.
We use drug metabolism rate information to make recommendations for medicines that work best with your patient’s genetic make-up. Knowledge of how a patient is likely to respond to certain medicines can aid in avoiding side effects and finding the right treatment faster. The gene-drug pairs in our panel include: