Laboratory Genomics

PHARMACOGENETICS (MLS)

Learning Lab for Medical Laboratory Scientists

Author information
Hoi-Ying (Elsie) Yu, PhD, DABCC, FAACC
Dr Yu disclosed no conflict of interest

Christina Ellervik, MD, PhD
Dr Ellervik disclosed salary from Area9

Learning objectives:

  • Identify different types of pharmacogenetic targets and understand how medications can be affected by genes
  • Recall the specific role of pharmacogenetics in certain cancer treatments
  • Define the specific roles of pharmacogenetics in pain management
  • Recall details about cardiovascular-related pharmacogenetics
  • Describe examples for psychiatry-related pharmacogenetics
  • Describe HLA genes that impact drug hypersensitivity
  • Recall clinical benefits and limitations of pharmacogenetic testing
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