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Millennium Laboratories Expands Pharmacogenetic Test to Help Clinicians Prescribe the Right Medicine at the Right Dose
Date:7/17/2014

SAN DIEGO, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Millennium Laboratories announced today that it has expanded its pharmacogenetic test (Millennium PGTSM) to include seven additional genes. The expanded test gives clinicians additional, objective information, based on patients' own genetics to help determine their potential response to a broad list of medications commonly prescribed across four key therapeutic areas, including pain, mental health, addiction and cardiovascular therapy.

Millennium PGT now analyzes clinically relevant genetic variants for 11 genes related to medication response to help clinicians individualize prescribing decisions. The Millennium Analysis of Patient Phenotype (MAPP®) Report provides clinicians with evidence based and clinically actionable information to support medication decisions for over 30 commonly prescribed medications across 14 medication classes. The MAPP Report also includes information for 20 medications with pharmacogenetic information or specific recommendations related to use in their U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved labels.  

"Millennium is providing clinical tools for improving care for all patients, and through investments in the newest technologies, we have delivered on that promise with our expanded PGT offering," said Chief Executive Officer, Brock Hardaway. "This milestone allows us to continue fulfilling a crucial need in health care, and offers additional tools that may help providers make more effective, individualized medication choices to get their patients on the path to wellness faster."

This saliva-based test helps clinicians determine, based on genetics, which medications are more likely to work for an individual patient, while helping them to avoid prescribing those more likely to cause adverse reactions. Millennium PGT helps health care providers minimize trial and error prescribing poten
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