23andMe Pharmacogenetics Reports:
What you should know
Variant(s) not detected
You do not have the variant(s) we tested. Keep in mind you may still have other DNA variant(s) not included in this test that could affect how you process some medications.
You have one or more of the variant(s) we tested. The variant(s) may affect how your body processes certain medications. However, since many factors impact how medications are processed, the detected variant(s) may have no noticeable effect.
Result not determined
Your test result could not be determined. This can be caused by random test error or other factors that interfere with the test.
In very rare cases, we may not be able to interpret your genetic result. Talk to a healthcare professional to learn more about how DNA variants may influence your body’s ability to process medications.
In some cases, the laboratory may not be able to process your sample. If this happens, we will notify you by email and you may request one free replacement kit.
Other companies offering pharmacogenetic tests may include different DNA variants. This means that it’s possible to get different results using a test from a different company.
Do not use your results to start, stop, or change any course of treatment.
Talk to a healthcare professional about how DNA variants may influence your ability to process medications, or if you are concerned about your results.
Pharmacogenetics reports are intended to provide you with information that can inform conversations with a healthcare professional. These reports should not be used to make medical decisions. Results should be confirmed in a clinical setting with independent genetic testing before taking any medical action.
Important Warnings and Limitations
Do not use your results to start, stop, or change any course of treatment. Medications should always be taken as directed. Making changes on your own can lead to harmful side effects or reduce the intended benefits of the medication.
Keep in mind that Pharmacogenetics reports
- Do not replace discussions with a healthcare professional about the best course of treatment for you and cannot determine whether a medication is indicated for you.
- Do not determine how you would respond to a particular medication and do not provide information on associations between specific DNA variants and specific medications.
- Do not diagnose any health conditions or tell you anything about your risk of developing any disease or condition.
Results from these tests should not be used to make medical decisions. Results should be confirmed in a clinical setting with independent genetic testing before taking any medical action.