Genetic testing for an optimal choice of therapy
Genetic testing allows individual assessment of the effect and tolerability of drugs for patients. Drug effects include factors such as genetically determined metabolism, interaction with the body's own target substances and a predisposition to the occurrence of side effects. In addition, diseases with similar symptoms can be clearly differentiated by genetics. This creates the optimal conditions for targeted treatment and therapy selection. In addition to a higher therapeutic benefit, drugs can thus be used in a more resource-conserving way. Patients are spared the unnecessary use of ineffective drugs and doctors can find the appropriate therapy more quickly. This targeted approach also ensures a more sustainable handling of cost-intensive drugs. In addition, small patient groups can also be identified for clinical trials. This increases the chances of making new drugs available more quickly, especially for rare diseases.