Genetic Pharmacology Service

Personalized Medicine Through Pharmacogenetics

Genetic Pharmacology Service logo.Scientific evidence indicates that pharmacogenetics − the study of drug interactions with an individual's genetic makeup − may improve patient safety.

Pharmacogenetic testing for some medications adds genetic information to the usual considerations of patient age, weight, disease process, use of other medications, health behaviors and environment.

The additional information gained from pharmacogenetics can help physicians and nurse practitioners choose and dose medication that best meets the needs of the individual patient.

Benefits of Pharmacogenetics

Pharmacogenetics uses molecular testing to analyze certain genes. A pharmacogenetic test can predict how a patient will metabolize a drug, allowing the clinician to adjust dosages for individual patients to get maximum efficacy from a drug with minimum side effects.

Tests Offered

We offer genetic pharmacogenetic tests for drugs metabolized by major cytochrome (CYP) P450 drug metabolizing enzymes (CYP2D6, CYP2C9, CYP2C19) and TPMT. Tests offered

Test Requisition Form

Download the test requisition form for the Genetic Pharmacology Service in the Molecular Genetics Laboratory at Cincinnati Children's.

Molecular Genetics Lab

The GPS works with the Molecular Genetics Lab to provide state-of-the-art testing with comprehensive interpretation of test results by experts. Read More