Mental Health & Family Practice

What is the GeneSight Test?

What is the GeneSight Test?

What is the GeneSight  Psychotropic test?

If you want to know What is GeneSight? this is the right place. A genetic test called GeneSight Psychotropic reveals to your doctor how your genes may influence how well your medications work. Based on your DNA, the GeneSight test may be able to determine which drugs for treating depression, anxiety, ADHD, and other mental health issues need dose modifications, are less likely to work or have a higher risk of adverse effects. Your medical professional or nurse practitioner has to order this test. The test is a straightforward cheek swab that may be completed at the clinic or at home with the doctor’s authorization.

How does GeneSight work?

How does GeneSight work
How does GeneSight work

Your doctor or nurse practitioner must order the GeneSight test. The test just requires a quick cheek swab and may be completed in the comfort of your home or at the office of your healthcare practitioner.
Step 1
Your doctor can take a DNA sample from the inside of your cheek without hurting you, or you can use our patient collection kit to take the sample at home.
Step 2
We send the material to our lab for evaluation.
Step 3
Your doctor will normally get test results two days after we receive your sample.
Step 4
At your next appointment, your doctor can go through the findings with you.

A thorough report that is tailored to you.

By informing you which drugs, depending on your genetic profile, may need dose modifications, be less likely to work, or have an elevated risk of adverse effects, the GeneSight Psychotropic assessment may help you avoid several medication trials.