Frequently Asked Questions
The test will cost $197 and is not subsidised by Medicare.
The simple blood test can be performed at any Clinipath collection centre. Your doctor can provide a Clinipath request form during your consultation.
Your doctor will discuss the results and provide a report detailing the predicted impact on your current and future medications, based on current international recommendations.
Results for most pharmacogenomic tests are available in two weeks.
Your Emerald Clinics doctor will talk to you about the results. They may use the results to help manage your medications and recommend that you:
- keep taking a medication,
- change the dose of a medication,
- stop taking a medication, or
- take a different medication
This test is not used as the sole basis for your doctors’ prescribing decisions. This test does not detect all genetic variants which may affect medication metabolism, or cause an adverse reaction to a medication, or result in an inadequate medication response.
The test is only valid for a select number of medications. It cannot tell you how you will respond to all medications. Discuss with your doctor if you have any questions.