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Pharmacogenetics is a field that studies and investigates genetic variations that may influence drug response and side effects. It aims to provide useful information about an individual’s genetics which serves as a guide in selecting medications that may be most effective for treatment. Pharmacogenetic testing includes testing for antidepressants (antidepressants test), Statins (Statin test) and other medications (drug panel testing).

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