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Preventive Genomics and Family Check-up Services

The Preventive Genomics & Family Check-up Services Center offers a comprehensive range of services from diagnosis, consultation, disease screening, and risk assessment for inherited diseases to pharmacogenomic testing for drug selection, dose adjustment, and drug allergy prevention.

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The next frontier in personalized healthcare

Genomes affect how bodies metabolize drugs. Pharmacogenomic testing allows physicians to prescribe the most effective medication for each individual patient at the most effective dose, while also avoiding potential adverse reactions.

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Understanding Pharmacogenomics

Pharmacogenomics studies how your genes affect your response to drugs. In some cases, your genes can determine whether you might have adverse effects to a drug, or could tell whether this drug is effective for you. It is a very rapidly expanding part of precision medicine, which aims to customize health care, with decisions and treatments tailored to each individual in every way possible.

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