Genetic Testing for Psychiatric Treatment
The genetic test designed to help optimising treatment decisions for patients with mental illness. It identifies patient-specific genetic markers that indicate which treatments are most likely not to be effective or cause adverse effects. By that way, we can choose a medication with the least side effects and avoid the trials and errors. It is an easily administered cheek swab test (buccal swab) that analyses key genes, selected based on hundreds of studies showing that variations in these genes can inform treatment decisions.