What are the Benefits of Genetic Testing?

Genetic testing is a huge step in medicine. Genetic testing is allowing doctors to prescribe medicine in a whole new way. With the information gained from the genetic test, your doctor's will know exactly which prescriptions are beneficial to your body, and those which might actually be harmful.

Everybody is different, so everyone's body reacts differently to every medication. While one medicine might be great for the person next to you, if might actually be useless, even harmful to you. The genetic test allows your doctors to see which medicines your body metabolizes, breaks down, best and those it doesn't metabolize at all.

This information can:

  • Save you wasted money on prescriptions that don't work
  • Reduce risk on side effects or overdose
  • Get you on the right medication faster

Family Foot & Ankle Specialists offers genetic testing at their office for both patients and non-patients. The test, a simple swabbing of your cheek, is painless and takes only seconds!