Pharmacogenomic (PGx) Testing

Giving you medication insights about optimal type and dosage for each patient...

Brookside Clinical Laboratory is dedicated to connecting patients and providers with accurate results that improve outcomes and save lives. Using cutting-edge techniques, PGx testing is now enabling physicians and pharmacists to identify which medications (and doses) to administer and which ones to avoid for each patient.

We offer comprehensive support from through trained geneticists who can help you determine which patients should get tested and what you and your patients can expect throughout the process and take you through the result after the test is run so you can get any questions answered.

As PGx testing becomes more popular and accessible, we are proud to offer these services to you and your patients throughout the Northeast, including Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland.

Why Pharmacogenomic (PGx) Testing?

Over 4 billion prescriptions are filled each year, yet each person is different and will respond differently to the same medication. In addition to increasing costs, ineffective medication prescriptions can also lead to Adverse Drug Events (ADEs). In the United States, ADEs lead to 700,000+ emergency room visits, 120,000 hospitalizations, and 100,000 deaths annually.

One of the best ways to improve outcomes and reduce ADEs is through Pharmacogenomic (PGx) testing. Pharmacogenomics studies how genes affect the way people respond to different medications. With the information provided by PGx testing, providers and pharmacists can optimize medication and dosage selection for individual patients based on their unique genome.

Who Should Get PGx Testing?

Anyone who takes medications can benefit from Pharmacogenomic (PGx) testing. This powerful tool gives you key information about which medications will work best for every individual. In turn, this minimizes lengthy medication trials and speeds up the process, so patients can safely experience the benefits of medication sooner.

With this information, physicians and pharmacists can also identify metabolic profiles and other mutations, enabling patients to take preemptive measures that can improve their health and wellbeing.

Benefits of PGx Testing

  1. More personalized, precise medical care
  2. Better outcomes for patients
  3. Fewer failed treatment attempts
  4. Shorter trial-and-error process for finding the right medication
  5. Lower medical costs for both patients and health insurance providers
  6. Higher rates of positive medication effects and treatments
  7. Lower potential for medication toxicity and associated effects
  8. Decreased rate of ADEs and death associated with medications
  9. Enhanced quality of care provided by physicians and pharmacists
  10. Less time, energy, and resources for patients and the overall healthcare system


Brookside Clinical Laboratory helps you stay up to date with the most recent news in the field of genomics by offering resources for you and your patients. Contact us for any additional information.