Charis is a GeneSight partner, offering this pharmacogenomic test that analyzes genetic variations to understand how different medications are processed by the body. It is an incredibly effective method for assessing which prescriptions for conditions like depression, anxiety, ADHD (and more) may be less likely to work, or require dosing adjustments.
"GeneSight gives both the provider and the patient pertinent information pertaining to how the patient is likely to metabolize and respond to the majority of the most commonly prescribed psychiatric medications. This allows for a more precise patient-specific decision-making process when selecting a medication to treat their psychiatric symptoms, with the end result being to find the best medication for each person more efficiently."
Melanie Mullins, MSN, APRN, PMHNP
Charis provides the test at both of our locations in Orlando, as well as an in-home kit. The simple cheek swab test takes only a minute for the client.
The cheek swab test is received and the results are processed within about 2 business days.
Our Psych NP will go through the full report of genetic insights with you which may inform dosing or brand.
The cost of a GeneSight test is most always less than $330.