Pharmacogenomic testing in pharmacies
myDNA is the first genetic testing program to be launched in Australia. Today it is available in more than 200 pharmacies nationwide.
Participating pharmacies are at the forefront of personalised medicine and are able to provide an enhanced service to their customers.
The myDNA test allows pharmacists to:
- Provide a personalised health service to patients
- Build stronger relationships with patients and doctors
- Offer a point of difference from the competition
- Engage staff in professional development
- Expand their professional health services
Video: Introducing the myDNA Accreditation Program
About the myDNA test
The myDNA test is a pharmacogenomic test which identifies variations in a number of genes that affect medication response. These variations have been shown to affect the therapeutic response to a number of medications and/or the risk of side effects.
The test covers many common medications including some:
- Proton pump inhibitors
- Cardiovascular agents
Potential benefits for your patients:
- Improved health outcomes
- Reduced side-effects
- Less trial and error
- Personalised approach
- Lifetime relevance
Each person who takes a myDNA test will receive a highly customised medication report and ongoing access to myDNA Explore – a secure online portal that provides information relevant to the person’s genetic profile.
Offering myDNA in your pharmacy
Offering the myDNA program in your pharmacy is simple. Each pharmacies program manager nominates staff members who undertake comprehensive myDNA training.
Pharmacists are then required to meet with local doctors and provide them with an overview of the myDNA program.