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mypsychRx analyses your unique DNA to determine how your body will metabolise medication. With a deeper knowledge of your genetics, you can ensure you’re taking the right medication, at the right dose. It means fewer side-effects, safer treatment, and maximum efficacy.  

What is Pharmacogenomics?

Pharmacogenomics, the study of the relationship between genes and response to drugs, has been the subject of intensive research over the past two decades and robust evidence now exists to support testing under clinical conditions.

There is a great deal of variability in how someone responds to medications due to their genes that govern drug metabolism. Pharmacogenomics empowers your doctor to provide person-specific medical interventions and replaces the current trial and error approach to drug therapy.

A Pharmacogenomics test gives insight into how specific prescription drugs are metabolised, transported, and bound in your body. This, in turn, allows your doctor to prescribe those medications that will most likely be effective, to avoid those that will not, and to better adjust medication doses to safe, yet therapeutic, levels. Such a personalised approach to medicine has the power to produce better results, particularly for individuals whose genetic profile puts them at risk of experiencing either treatment failure or an adverse reaction from a given drug.

Please Note

We believe that more medical info can be far more useful than less. Combining our genetic tests to best suit your needs gives you more info in one go plus works out more cost-effective than doing individual panels.

The benefit of ordering this test from MY DNA CHOICES.

The feedback session is included in the cost of the test.

What is mypsychRx?

mypsychRx harnesses the power of genetic testing to ensure accurate, safe and effective prescription of medication. It’s an easy, non-invasive genetic test that analyses how your body metabolises medication, to highlight what works best for you and your loved ones.

What Does it Test?

mypsychRx analyses genetic variants linked to the metabolism of common
psychotropic (psychiatry) medications such as:
  • Anti-addictives
  • Anti-ADHD agents
  • Anticonvulsants
  • Antidementia agents
  • Antidepressants
  • Antipsychotics
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Mood stabilizers

Your Results

Once your mypsychRx cheek swab has been returned to the lab for analysis, and your test analysis in the lab, the results will be sent to you. We encourage you to discuss your results with your doctor so they can plan a safe, informed and effective treatment plan for you. 

Note: If your medical practitioner isn’t willing to assist in the process, you should consider getting a second opinion. You have the right to choose a medical practitioner willing to accommodate your unique healthcare needs. We can recommend health care practitioners trained in this test if need be.

Tests For

Gene variations associated with the metabolism (breakdown) of common psychotropic (psychiatry) medications (listed in the sample report below).

Test Type

DNA test 

Sample Required 

Buccal (cheek) lining swab

Average Processing Time 

18-21 days

Test Sample Report

Please only look at the mypsychRx section of this sample report.

DNA | mypsychRx - Sample Report