Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) provides the most complete information on a person’s genome which contains DNA, the instructions that influence the health and development of living organisms. The interpretation and analysis of whole genome data offers a wide variety of refined outputs that can assist with making informed decisions about an individual’s health. High-resolution detection of single nucleotide variants, insertions/deletions, copy number changes, or structural variants is available through WGS.
Discovery Genomics performs high-throughput sequencing on state-of-the-are equipment for both in-house applications and for third parties.
When might PGx testing be recommended or considered?
There are different reasons why healthcare providers might order PGx testing to help
guide current or future medication use, such as:
To avoid or prevent serious side effects related to certain medications
To adjust the dose of a current medication or recommend a different medication
To identify a medication, or dose of a medication, most likely to work