Pharmacogenomics is the study of how your genes can affect your body's response to, and interaction with, some medications. At Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse our providers use this type of genetic test as a tool to identify the right medication for you.
Factors affecting how you respond to medication include:
Illness or organ dysfunction, especially kidney or liver function
Race and ethnicity
Smoking and alcohol use
These departments in La Crosse utilize pharmacogenomic testing: