Frequently Asked Questions
Neuropharmagen® is a pharmacogenomics-based precision medicine software developed by AB-Biotics, that helps physicians to select the most appropriate psychoactive medication for their patient according to their genetic profile. Based on a DNA analysis, Neuropharmagen® provides information on genetic factors involved in the response and tolerability of drugs indicated for the treatment of depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), among others.
Unlike other tools, Neuropharmagen® is not only a pharmacogenetic test, but it is a precision medicine platform, which allows clinicians to select from a plurality of factors documented by FDA-approved drug-labeling and other sources (medications, diseases, and lifestyle) to participate in drug interactions. Neuropharmagen® displays gene-drug, drug-drug, and drug-clinical-physiological interaction alerts to help doctors identify the most appropriate treatment in terms of efficacy and tolerability.
Neuropharmagen® was developed for patients suffering from depression or who have been diagnosed with ADHD. In addition, it can be useful for patients with psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or obsessive-compulsive disorder.
If your relative is such a patient or you have been diagnosed with any of the listed diagnoses and prescribed treatment that does not help you, there are many side effects or you believe that there are no improvements, Neuropharmagen® can help you choose an alternative treatment plan that is better suited to you according to your genetic profile.
How does Neuropharmagen® work?
To perform the Neuropharmagen® analysis we need a DNA sample from the patient. To collect the samples, a Neuropharmagen® kit, which includes the sample collector along with instructions, will be sent to the doctor’s office or to the patient's home. Sampling is simple and painless, you just have to brush the gums with the device provided in the Neuropharmagen® kit.
The saliva sample once in the sample collector can be stored at room temperature until a courier collects it to take it to the laboratory.
The collection of the sample is organized directly by us, the Neuropharmagen® team, and is completely free of charge.
The analysis is performed from a saliva sample obtained easily with a collecting kit. From this sample the laboratory we will purify the patient’s DNA.
The Neuropharmagen® analysis results will be ready in a maximum of 10 working days, once the sample arrives to the laboratory.
We will provide healthcare professionals access to the Neuropharmagen® platform to directly receive the results report.
Neuropharmagen® is intended to be used by healthcare professionals who can legally prescribe drugs and who, according to their discretion, need to treat a psychiatric patient with at least one psychoactive drug. Thus, Neuropharmagen® must always be requested by a physician.
How to order Neuropharmagen®
You can order Neuropharmagen® directly on this website by clicking on the request button at the top of the page. Payment can be made by debit/credit card or by bank transfer. If you need help with the request process, you can contact us via the contact form, sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the free phone number +34 900 831 978.
If you change your doctor, you just have to tell us, and we will give your new doctor access to the Neuropharmagen® platform.
The Neuropharmagen® CORE analysis costs 990 euros and includes information on 62 psychoactive drugs based on the analysis of more than 60 polymorphisms present in 26 different genes.
It includes the shipment of the kit with the sample collector, shipment of the sample to the laboratory, the analysis of the sample, the pharmacogenetic report, access for healthcare professionals to the Neuropharmagen® precision medicine platform and genetic guidance for clinicians.
I have already ordered Neuropharmagen®
You will receive the kit at the address you have indicated within a maximum period of 5 working days.
The Neuropharmagen® kit contains the instructions for collecting the saliva sample. It is very important to follow all the recommendations to obtain a good sample of your DNA. If the laboratory detects a low quality of the sample, the analysis of the sample cannot be performed, and a new kit will be sent to perform a new sample collection.
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You must send an email to email@example.com or call +34 900 831 978 and we will arrange the collection of the sample.
Once the results are available, you will receive an email and you must access the results / patient access on the website www.neurofarmagen.com with your username and password.
Your user is the code of the sample that begins with NFG and password is the date of request.