Pharmacogenomics for Patients & Individuals

Coriell Life Sciences (CLS) is an industry leader in healthier populations. We believe there’s power in knowing, and we deliver on that promise every day. We’re a personalized precision medicine company that’s using genetic testing and research in new ways—to improve lives, reduce healthcare costs, and simplify decision-making for people around the globe. In short, we are setting new boundaries for a healthier world by:

Ensuring people are taking the right medications—the first time

Helping people lead healthier lives

Embracing personalized knowledge for better medical care

What is Pharmacogenomics and Personalized Medicine?

Pharmacogenomics (PGx) is the study of how genes affect an individual’s response to medication while precision medicine takes a tailored approach to diagnosis and treatment based on the individual. At CLS, we combine the two and partner with the healthcare community to deliver paths to more efficient care worldwide.

Championing the power of genetic science and testing through personalized medicine, we leverage the power of PGx to ensure you are only taking the medications that work for you.

Did you know:

  • Genes can influence a person’s response to medications
  • The safety and efficacy of more than 200 prescription medications are known to be affected by a person’s genes
  • On average, people aged 45 and older take four prescription medications daily
  • People 65-69 years old take an average of 14 prescriptions per year
  • About one-fifth of prescriptions given to elderly patients are inappropriate
  • Adverse reactions are responsible for 32,000 hip fractures per year and 28% of re-hospitalizations

What are the Benefits of Personalized Medicine?

Do you know what your genes say about your risk for certain health conditions and how you might process certain medications? A physician-ordered one-time saliva test (that you administer from the comfort of your own home) is all it takes to reap the benefits of personalized medicine and pharmacogenomics. And rest assured, keeping your data and personal information safe and secure is our topmost priority.

How Pharmacogenomics for Patients & Individuals Works

Get Started

After enrolling through your employer or insurance provider, Coriell Life Sciences mails you a kit that you complete from the privacy and comfort of your home – no need to visit a clinic or pharmacy.

Sample Submission

Simply follow the instructions in the DNA test kit for taking a saliva sample and return the kit via the U.S. Postal Service with the prepaid return shipping label.

DNA Analysis

Specially-trained pharmacists from CLS’ laboratory network analyze your results to see how your DNA, combined with other factors, affects the medication(s) you take.

Results Delivery

Once complete, you will receive a notification to schedule a phone call with a CLS Program pharmacist who will review your results and may make recommendations to you and your physician.

Patient / Member Privacy Concerns

Keeping your personal health information secure throughout the entire pharmacogenomics and personalized medicine enrollment and testing process is among our most important responsibilities. Taking every precaution to maintain the security of your DNA samples, we abide by HIPAA, the same standards doctors use in safeguarding your information.

Learn the steps CLS takes to ensure your privacy.

Suggested Resources