Pharmacogenetics is the study of how your genes affect your body’s response to medications. Of the thousands of genes your body has in it, some are responsible for how you processes medications. The process looks for variants in genes that may determine whether a medication could be an effective treatment for you or whether you could have negative side effects.
Did you know that one simple cheek swab could save you or your employees $1,000 each year, or prevent adverse health risks, and even death? It sounds too good to be true but you really never know what can happen to someone’s health. Below is more information about its benefits for employees and employers alike.
The Test Can Tell Your Employees:
- What prescriptions will work best in your treatment
- What prescriptions should be avoided, as they may be ineffective or life-threatening
- What medications can be prescribed with the unlikelihood of adverse side effects
- The correct dosage for selected medications
- The completed analysis can be sent to any and all of your physicians to help them make a better-informed decision regarding what medications to prescribe.
Useful in the Treatment of:
- Heart conditions
- Chronic pain
- Urological problems
- Hormonal concerns
Benefits to Employers
Employers are always concerned about how these kinds of plans will negatively impact their bottom line. One of the biggest benefits of pharmacogenetics testing you should consider is the lower healthcare costs. When employees and doctors can eliminate most of the guesswork and the expense of prescription trial and error from medication costs to co-pays and insurance fees insurance premiums can go down and employees can get healthy quickly. This means more working and less time off.
If you have questions about how ARCpoint can help your business background screen employees, contact ARCpoint Occupational Solutions at 888-663-1881 today.