Aim: We sought to understand how early adopters used pharmacogenomic (PGx) testing for treating depression and attention deficient hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Patients & methods: We conducted a phone survey with prescribers who had previously ordered an Informed PGx (Progenity, Inc., MI, USA) test. Results: We identified 1037 prescribers in our sampling period. Respondents (n = 64) were predominantly female (61.5%) and in pediatrics (n = 42; 64.6%). PGx testing was used for multiple scenarios (mean 3.3 ± 1.6); the most common was after no response to medication was observed (80%; 51/64). Most respondents state that test results typically reveal an altered metabolizer status. Conclusion: PGx test results ordered by early adopters often reveal altered metabolizers which leads them to change the depression/ADHD medication regimen. Future work should evaluate the clinical utility of PGx testing for depression/ADHD treatment.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Molecular Medicine