Your genes make up your DNA. Knowing about them can help your doctor and healthcare team pick the best medications for you. Not all people respond to medication the same way. A medication may work well for some people but cause side effects for other people. The PREDICT test is a laboratory test that gives information about your genes, and we call this information your “genetic markers.” The PREDICT test helps your doctor choose a medication that will work well for you. Talk with your doctor for more information about the PREDICT test to see how it could help you. This is how the PREDICT test works:
After the test, you and your doctor can talk about the results and decide what medications are best for you. The results of the PREDICT test are your private health information. These confidential results are for you and your doctors. The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act protects people from discrimination based on their genetic information (such as PREDICT results), in both health insurance and employment. This is a US Federal law – you can read more about it here: Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA).