Why pan-ethnic PGx testing?
For racial and ethnic minorities in the United States, health disparities take on many forms. Causes of health disparities are multifaceted1. Genetic variations contribute to the interindividual variability in drug responses and may explain part of the healthcare disparity among diverse populations2.
At RPRD, we believe in order to provide the best quality PGx test results to every patient, a test needs to investigate not only the common alleles, as most of the commercial PGx tests focus on, but also these rare alleles, especially the ethnicity-specific variants.