Genetic Testing in Seymour, IN
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What Is Genetic Testing?
Do you feel uneasy about starting a new prescription for a mental health condition you've been diagnosed with? At Telepsych Services of Indiana, we understand how intimidating it can be to take a new medication, not knowing how it may affect you. Certain medications don't work for everyone and can cause a lot of unwanted side effects, leading to a lot of trial and error. For this reason, board-certified family nurse practitioner Christy Akin is thrilled to introduce genetic testing using the GeneSight® Psychotropic test as an innovative way to help determine what the most effective medications are for you based on your genes. For more information or to request genetic testing before you begin treatment, contact our Seymour, IN practice today.
How Does Genetic Testing Work?
Genetic testing is fast and easily done in the convenience of your own home. Christy will have the GeneSight at Home DNA sample collection kit shipped straight to you. In the kit, you will receive instructions for how to gather your DNA sample, two cotton swabs, a sample envelope, a prepaid return envelope, and a few forms that must be filled out. You will need to swab the inside of your cheek, and mail your sample and forms off to the GeneSight lab so it can be analyzed. Your results will consist of a detailed report with a list of the most common psychotropic medications that are metabolized appropriately, be less likely to metabolize and could present a heightened risk of adverse side effects.
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Determine Which Medications May Work Best For You
If you are interested in reducing the amount of time and discomfort involved in the process of finding the right medicine for a mental health disorder, genetic testing may be an ideal solution. With the clinically proven GeneSight Psychotropic test, board-certified family nurse practitioner Christy Akin will be able to refine your custom treatment plan by ruling out the medications that carry an increased risk of side effects. Reach out to Telepsych Services of Indiana in Seymour, IN to learn more.