Journal article

Pharmacogenetic Testing Options Relevant to Psychiatry in Canada

Abdullah Al Maruf, Mikayla Fan, Paul D Arnold, Daniel J Mueller, Katherine J Aitchison, Chad A Bousman

The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2020

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To identify and assess pharmacogenetic testing options relevant to psychiatry in Canada. METHOD: Searches of published literature, websites, and Standard Council of Canada's Laboratory Directory were conducted to identify pharmacogenetic tests available in Canada. Identified tests were assessed on 8 key questions related to analytical validity, accessibility, test ordering, delivery of test results, turnaround time, cost, clinical trial evidence, and gene/allele content. RESULTS: A total of 13 pharmacogenetic tests relevant to psychiatry in Canada were identified. All tests were highly accessible, and most were conducted in accredited laboratories. Both direct-to-consumer and clin..

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