Can my results apply to my children or other family members?

Modified on Mon, 18 Apr 2022 at 12:03 AM

Your PGx personalized insights are unique to YOU alone, although genetic variants are inherited, there is no guarantee that immediate family members will share the same genetic variants as you. Everyone inherits one set of genetic instructions (allele) from their mother and one from their father, and the combination of those instructions determine how a gene functions. 

To ensure your results are appropriately personalized, family member’s results should not be used to make treatment decisions for other family members. If your test results indicate that you are a ‘red’ for a medication that a close relative is also taking, you may decide to share your results with that family member due to potential familial implications of PGx test results, to encourage them to have themselves tested as well.

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