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September 2021

Clinical Update: AMP’s CYP2D6 Pharmacogenetic Testing Recommendation  



An expert-led group from the Association of Molecular Pathology (AMP), with the help of members from the College of American Pathologists, the Dutch Pharmacogenetics Working Group of the Royal Dutch Pharmacists Association, and the European Society for Pharmacogenomics and Personalized Therapy, released their recommendations for the standardization of CYP2D6 genotyping assays.

The consensus, published in the Journal of Molecular Diagnostics, listed a minimum group of alleles, called Tier 1, that should be included in all genotyping tests, with an additional Tier 2 list containing other notable alleles that are continuing to meet criteria for Tier 1. CYP2D6 has been proven to be responsible for the metabolism of many different and commonly prescribed medications, including beta-blockers, opioids, and antipsychotics.

Genetics Institute of America’s GIAnomics™ Pharmacogenetic Panel follows these latest recommendations by the AMP. We include 17 different allelic variations, which cover all 8 of the Tier 1 recommendations and an additional 9 of the highest rated Tier 2 alleles.

Genetics Institute is committed to exceeding the standards put forth by prestigious organizations, like AMP, and making sure that the panels we offer are the best for your patients’ health and safety.


Enroll your Practice in GH-101!

Genetics Institute of America is actively recruiting practices to join our study, GH-101! The objective of this study is to take an integrative approach to the fields of pharmacogenomics, cancer genomics, mRNA microarrays and nutrigenomics by identifying DNA and RNA variants in persons with chronic disease. We are looking for Physicians and Physician Groups that currently treat patients with a chronic disease including: cancer, cardiac conditions, diabetes, kidney disease, PTSD. Getting your practice involved is easy and not only gets patients the individualized health information they need but allows your practice to be on the cutting edge of genetic research. Click "Enroll Now" for more information about this study and enrolling your practice.


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The purpose of pharmacogenetic testing is to inform patients and their physicians about genetic variants that affect drug metabolism. Having this information could affect the type of medication given to a patient or potentially the dosage they are receiving.

It's All in the Genes:

Using Pharmacogenetics to Prevent Adverse Drug Reactions


According to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), each year, approximately 4.5 million Americans visit their doctors or the emergency room due to Adverse Drug Reactions (ADRs) making it the 4th leading cause of death in the United States.

Changing Corporate Culture:

Feeding the Hungry

Genetics Institute of America believes that it is our responsibility to care for the community we are a part of, and that corporate culture can do more to play a greater role in community solutions.


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Ana Perez-Miranda, PhD, MDxT (AAB), MB (ASCP)

Laboratory Manager and Molecular Diagnostics Supervisor

Genetics Institute of America


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