DNA Testing for Medications
DAPA© now presents cutting edge treatment with the ability to test a patient for DNA. A couple of simple Q-tip swabs, and 7-10 days later we receive comprehensive reports from the DNA company advising us on the exact metabolic pathways the person uses on various medications. We are also informed on which medications should be avoided, or used with caution.
This allows us to prescribe the correct anti-depressant, anti-anxiety medication, medication for psychosis, pain and ADD/ADHD medications, if indicated. This helps us and the patient enormously – rather than the old trial and error method changing medications frequently – we now have a truly scientific way of prescribing the correct medication for that specific individual.
Very few programs nationwide have yet to offer this service.