Delivering pharmacogenetic testing in a primary care setting.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Pharmacogenetic testing refers to a type of genetic test to predict a patient's likelihood to experience an adverse event or not respond to a given drug. Despite revision to several labels of commonly prescribed drugs regarding the impact of genetic variation, the use of this testing has been limited in many settings due to a number of factors. In the primary care setting, the limited office time as well as the limited knowledge and experience of primary care practitioners have likely attributed to the slow uptake of pharmacogenetic testing. This paper provides talking points for primary care physicians to discuss with patients when pharmacogenetic testing is warranted. As patients and physicians become more familiar and accepting of pharmacogenetic testing, it is anticipated that discussion time will be comparable to that of other clinical tests.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Mills, R; Voora, D; Peyser, B; Haga, SB

Published Date

  • 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 6 /

Start / End Page

  • 105 - 112

PubMed ID

  • 24101877

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC3791676

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1178-7066

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2147/PGPM.S50598


  • eng

Conference Location

  • New Zealand