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DNA | mycardioRx

 

NORDIC LAB

R 3,540.00

"JOINCIRCLES enables you to own your own medical data. When your results are ready, I will contact you and we can set a time to go through your results together - this session is included in the price of the test. From there, we can decide which of the healthcare practitioners in our 'Practitioner Circle' who have been trained to interpret these tests, you might need/want to see next. Once you have a plan from your practitioner/s, you can come back and shop your personalised daily nutrition, environment and lifestyle choices. As the medical director, please contact me if you need help choosing the right test and/or practitioner for your needs". Dr Heidi | drheidi@joincircles.com

mycardioRx analyses your unique DNA to determine how your body will metabolise common cardiovascular medications. 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.

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.

Dr Heidi's Comments

"The future of medicine is personalised. Traditionally, the approach to medication has been ‘one dose fits all’. But everyone’s genetic makeup is different. Which means the way you metabolise medication is unique. This can lead to negative side-effects or ineffectiveness of certain medications.By analysing the unique ways your body processes medication and adjusting treatment accordingly, you can increase the effectiveness of your medication. Medical practitioners can also benefit by prescribing treatment that yields better results and avoids a trial and error approach to treating you. This is known as personalised medicine".

What is mycardioRx?

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

What Does it Test?

mycardioRx analyses genetic variants linked to the metabolism of key cardiovascular medications such as:

  • Angiotensin II receptor antagonists
  • Antianginal agents
  • Antiarrhythmics
  • Anticoagulants
  • Antiplatelets
  • Beta blockers
  • Diuretics
  • Statins

The Results

Once your mycardioRx 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 cardiovascular medications (listed in the test 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 mycardioRx section in this sample report. 

DNA | mycardioRx - Sample Report

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