Pharmacogenetic (PGx) testing enables researchers to understand a
person’s genetic propensity for a therapeutic response or an adverse
reaction to particular medications. Recently the NIH’s Precision
Medicine Initiative has begun a nationwide effort to individualize a
subject’s treatment program, while the FDA has already included PGx
information in over one hundred drug labels. Serious drug reaction
events are likely to become more prevalent as more drugs become
available and the number of pharmaceuticals each person is taking
increases. To understand the occurrence of these events, sequencing
genomic regions associated with metabolism of a wide-spectrum of drug
classes can help inform clinical researchers, and better characterize
the frequency of known and novel haplotypes within validated genes
involved in drug metabolism pathways.
In this presentation, we will describe a method and workflow for targeted pharmacogenetic gene sequencing using Kailos’ TargetRichTM PGxComplete assay.