Thanks, I’d seen that article but had never heard of such tests being used in a clinical setting. I don’t think they are yet used in Australia.
These tests may prove to be another valuable tool for doctors to use. It is still wildly expensive right now, but the more mainstream it becomes, the costs will hopefully go down. My wife had a genetic test like this a few years ago, and it ran the gamut of different drugs that were metabolized effectively and which ones were not. She still has the results somewhere in our files. It was very comprehensive with the different classes of drugs, and in those classes were the drugs that were the most effective and the ones to avoid.
All of this is still in it’s infancy. It’s rather crude now and expensive, but it does give the doctor a new tool to help with how they prescribe medications to their patients.