Mayo Clinic receives patent for GeneSight


The Mayo Clinic has received a patent for a new medication selection procedure. GeneSight uses a test to prioritize the selection of medications for patients with depression, chronic pain and other psychiatric disorders.


GeneSight tests for genetic variants that affect a patient's response to psychotropic and analgesic medications, allowing clinicians to make evidence-based decisions about drug selection.


The company said the tool should help skilled nursing facilities reduce their use of antipsychotics.


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