Making pharmacogenetic testing a reality in a community pharmacy.

Journal Article

OBJECTIVE: To provide information for community pharmacies considering implementation of a pharmacogenetic testing service. SETTING: A single community pharmacy from a regional chain. PRACTICE DESCRIPTION: Community pharmacists at the study site routinely provide pharmacy services including medication therapy management, immunizations, point-of-care testing, blood pressure monitoring, and diabetes education. The pharmacy is a training site for post-graduate year 1 and 2 community-pharmacy residents and for introductory and advanced pharmacy practice experience students. PRACTICE INNOVATION: Implementation of a pharmacogenetics testing service in a community pharmacy. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Feasibility of offering a pharmacogenetics testing service in a community pharmacy. RESULTS: Study investigators identified several internal and external barriers to the community pharmacy when initiating a pharmacogenetics service. This article shares experiences of the study team and solutions to the identified barriers. CONCLUSION: Community pharmacies interested in providing pharmacogenetic testing can overcome barriers by identifying practice partners and planning appropriately.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • O'Connor, SK; Ferreri, SP; Michaels, NM; Chater, RW; Viera, AJ; Faruki, H; McLeod, HL; Roederer, M

Published Date

  • November 2012

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 52 / 6

Start / End Page

  • e259 - e265

PubMed ID

  • 23229988

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1544-3450

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1544-3191

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1331/japha.2012.12108

Language

  • eng