Why aren’t all medications on Pillcheck?

Modified on Thu, 21 Dec, 2023 at 11:56 AM

Although Pillcheck is a comprehensive pharmacogenetic test, not all medications are listed on the report, even ones you may currently be taking. This is because not all drugs can be assessed by pharmacogenetics, or there is not enough clinical information yet to report on certain medications. In general, pharmacogenetic (PGx) tests like Pillcheck assess genes that influence the metabolism of drugs in the liver. Pillcheck follows pharmacogenetic clinical recommendations provided by regulatory and clinical bodies, such as Health Canada, the FDA, EMA and CPIC.

At Pillcheck, we only report medications that have:

  1. A high level of clinical evidence between a known genetic variation, metabolism and predicted response (established through peer-reviewed science)
  2. Actionable prescribing guidelines – this means that there is established medical advice for modifying dosage based on the metabolizer status for a particular gene.



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