DNA Testing

DNA-Genetic Testing is available and widely utilized in our office.  Dr Cochran was an early adopter of DNA-Genetic testing in the clinical setting, and  is on the front of the successful use and application of Genetic testing in Psychiatry.  She trains many Physicians on the practical use of Genetic testing in a clinical environment.

Personalized Medicine

Genetics allows our office to more quickly identify treatments, medicines and dosages to maximize clinical benefit for patients.  When our clinicians consider a patient's unique genetic profile it helps them better determine treatment options for a variety of conditions; the patients do better, and get well faster. Testing provides clinicians additional information that frequently helps optimize the treatments and dosages for individuals.

How it works

If the doctor recommends DNA-Genetic Testing, we will collect the sample in the office and send a copy of your insurance information for billing purposes. The fees for DNA-Genetic testing can vary depending on your coverage and the types of tests ordered, but often comes with minimal out-of-pocket costs to the patient. Some tests can be ordered and are reasonable without insurance. We will review the results with you at your follow-up visit as the results are usually available within two weeks.


FAQ: Should I have my DNA tested?

Each individual patient is unique. Testing for genetic variations can help us make better decisions regarding drug choice and dose to ensure our patients are receiving the maximum benefit and minimal adverse effects of a prescribed drug.  Our Doctor will recommend DNA testing after the initial evaluation in our office if it is appropriate.  If you want DNA testing, make sure you mention it to our team.

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