Pharmacogenomics (also called Pharmacogenetics) uses a person’s genetic information to predict drug response to some medicines. Our genes, or DNA, provide the blueprint for our bodies and traits that make us unique, such as eye color. In some cases, doctors can use this genetic information with other medical information to pick which medicines or doses of medicines may be best for a person. This is one piece of the puzzle to enhance treatment decisions and help patients receive the right medicine at the right dose for them.
Pharmacogenomic Specialists You Can Trust
Our Nemours Clinical Pharmacogenomics Service consists of a team of clinical pharmacists with specialized training located in both Delaware and Florida. We partner with your child’s doctors and your family to provide treatment recommendations. We will help you every step of the way to understand your child's pharmacogenomic results and how those results may impact treatment choices.
This clinical service assists your treatment team in:
- Determining if pharmacogenomic testing is right for your child
- Ordering the most appropriate pharmacogenetic tests for your child
- Interpreting pharmacogenomic results for your child’s provider
- Providing you with easily understandable recommendations.