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LAB TESTS
Clinic-Based Testing

Genetic testing identifies changes in genes, chromosomes, or proteins. The results of a genetic test can confirm or rule out a suspected genetic condition or help determine a person’s chance of developing or passing on a genetic disorder. Genetic testing is voluntary. Testing has benefits as well as limitations and risks, hence the decision about whether to be tested is personal and complex.
Toxicology Screening
Detection of prescription medications and illicit drugs, which allows our team to make the best possible decisions regarding your care.
Blood Testing
Blood testing including complete blood count, comprehensive metabolic panel, lipid panel, liver panel, and screening for sexually transmitted infections.
Pharmacogenetic Testing
Screens for infectious diseases and detection of genetic variations in medication-metabolizing enzymes.
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MEDICATION EFFECTIVENESS
Genetic Testing

A genetic test that shows your provider how your genes may affect medication outcomes. It reveals which medications must be used to treat depression, anxiety, ADHD, and other mental health conditions. It can also help with dose adjustments, detecting which drugs are less likely to work, or which ones have an increased risk of side effects.
Genetic testing involves looking for changes in:
  • Genes
  • Chromosomes
  • Proteins
How does it works?
The test is administered by our healthcare providers. Testing usually follows these steps:
STEP
1
A DNA sample is collected by swabbing the inside of your cheek.
STEP
2
The sample is sent to our lab for analysis.
STEP
3
Your provider typically gets test results within 3 days.
STEP
4
The tests are reviewed with you on your next visit.
GENES
Gene tests study DNA sequences to identify variations (mutations) in genes that can cause or increase the risk of a genetic disorder.
CHROMOSOME
Chromosomal genetic tests analyze whole chromosomes or long lengths of DNA to see if there are large genetic changes.
PROTEINS
Biochemical genetic tests study the amount or activity level of proteins or enzymes.
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Reasons For Genetic Testing
After learning more about genetic testing, you might decide it’s not right for you. Some reasons might be that it’s not relevant to you or won’t change your medical care, it’s too expensive, and the results may make you worried or anxious.
PHARMACOGENOMICS (PGX)
Genetic For Genetic Report

The report combines an analysis of the patient’s DNA, identifying relevant genetic variiants that are informative for medication efficacy, safety, and dosing, with an interpretation of the identified DNA variants. The report helps prescribers avoid multiple medication trials by providing information about which medications may require dose adjustments, be less likely to work, or have an increased risk of side effects based on your genetic information. Your provider will review the results as a part of your overall exam to help inform your unique treatment plan.
The report classifies over 60 mental health medications into four categories:
Green
Use as Directed
Yellow
Moderate Gene-Drug Interaction
Red
Significant Gene-Drug Interaction
Gray
No Proven Genetic Markers
Urinalysis Testing
A toxicology screen is a test that determines the approximate amount and type of legal or illegal drugs that you've taken. It may be used to screen for drug abuse, to monitor a substance abuse problem, or to evaluate drug intoxication or overdose. Toxicology screening can be done fairly quickly.
Urine specimen collections may be collected during your treatment and sent to the lab for testing. The results will be used as information of drug use and to (1) better determine your treatment plan, (2) monitor your progress and adherence to treatment, (3) identify needs for further assessment and substance abuse treatment, and (4) better coordinate your care. Collection usually occurs during your initial visit and serves as baseline data. You therapist will determine how often samples are collected.
Avaiability
Monday - Fri from 9:00 AM to 7:30 PM
Cost
$300 (standard lab price)
Length
About 3 days
A person’s unique DNA impacts her or his response to medications.
Common Lab Tests Questions

The process is a simple cheek swab that will be placed in a paper envelope. This drying process ensures the samples remain stable by preventing microbial growth and breakdown of DNA.

The most important step you can take is to talk to your doctor. If you think genetic testing could be helpful for you or someone you care for,

PGx accounts for drug-gene interactions to improve drug safety, predict responders vs non-responders, and identify those at risk of developing serious or life-threatening adverse drug events with certain medications.

Prescription drug use to treat mental health conditions is increasing during COVID-19.1 As of mid-July 2020, 53% of adults in the U.S. reported that their mental health has been negatively impacted.2 Mental health spending rose to $225 billion in 2019—an increase of 52% in the past decade3—a number likely to increase. Approximately 60 FDA-approved medications used to treat mental health concerns are impacted by genetics.

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Wilmington Mental Health provides in-person drug or alcohol addiction treatment and complies with LegitScript’s certification standards, which helps ensure transparency and compliance with applicable laws and regulations. Our outpatient substance abuse program is suitable for people with jobs or extensive social supports, is low-intensity, and offers more than just drug education or relapse prevention. Our program is comparable to residential programs in services and effectiveness and adapts to your individual characteristics and needs.
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