|Should I get a Pheno Type
Mar 21, 2006
I'll make it short. I feel like I have one of the best Docs in the biz. I am not on Meds yet becaue my numbers do not call for meds at this time. However, I have read that I should have both a Geno & Pheno Type testl. However, my doc only ordered a Pheno Test. He said one is not necessary at this time because I've never taken meds. Is this right in your oponion? Thanks for your answer in advance.
| Response from Dr. Young
Thanks for your post.
We always try to obtain drug resistance tests in our new patients-- usually a genotype, sometimes both a genotype and phenotype. A phenotype alone still yields very important information, but alone, would be considered a little unconventional.
So long as the phenotype is "wild type", I don't think that you'd need further testing-- indeed, we've found some very surprising information about increased sensitivity to drugs when looking at phenotypes in treatment naive patients.
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