The providers at Genesis Psychiatric Group are excited to announce that Pharmacogenetic Testing is now available at all three Lincoln locations. Pharmacogenetic testing is used to help providers select the medications that are more likely to work best for an individual based on their unique DNA. Testing is done with a simple cheek swab to collect cells that contain the individual’s DNA. The sample is then sent to a lab where it is analyzed and a report is generated and sent to the patient’s provider. The report identifies the medications and doses that are best suited to the individual’s genetic profile as well as identifies folic acid deficiencies which have been linked to poor response to treatment in people with depression. Pharmacogenetic testing is utilized in individuals of all ages.