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Genetic testing for pain medication

 I am having the genetic testing for pain medication. Has anyone else had this done. Also did you feel that it did work? Take care   And God bless 

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  • MikethepikeMMikethepike MIchiganPosts: 614

    I forgot to mention that it also covers antidepressants and anti-anxiety medications.

  • memerainboltmemerainbolt IndianaPosts: 6,443

    Mike, it's about time!! Here is an article I wrote about it 2 yrs. ago. Please read it, tells you all about it.

    Testing For the Right Meds

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  • @memerainbolt

    Thank you for posting that I had never read your post. I'd like to also be tested . May I print it off to take with me to my PMS next appointment? Just making sure you wouldn't mind.

  • Mike

    ...just make sure that your insurance covers it.  I'm with Aetna, and a couple of years ago they viewed it as experimental (I don't know about now).  My doctor did it then, but they (or the CA lab) paid for it.  I think that it was a new lab trying to get a foothold, and they may have fronted it.  My doctor asked me if I was interested at no charge to me...said the lab would accept whatever payment the insurance made even if nothing...so I did it...came back that what I was taking was not an issue

    checking the EOB that was sent to me, it showed that my insurance had denied it...bill was over $2000    

    good luck...hope you get the needed info

  • Wondering if most doctors know this?! Do either of you know where they send the swab to have it tested? I want to ask my PM doctor the next time I see her. 

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  • MikethepikeMMikethepike MIchiganPosts: 614

     It says if you have traditional Medicare which I have or Medicaid your cost is zero dollars. That is posted right on the pamphlet

  • Yay, that's what I have. I'll be finding a doctor who will do it if mine won't. 

  • memerainboltmemerainbolt IndianaPosts: 6,443

    From talking about this before, a lot of members stated their doctors did not know anything about it. I find that hard to believe.

  • memerainboltmemerainbolt IndianaPosts: 6,443

    Anyone can print anything I have even written. I do it for the member's benefit


  • Thank you memerainbolt . I really want this done to me also. It would be nice to know what works at what strength. 

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