UF delivers promise of personalized medicine to heart patients
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For patients, the screening is no different than a typical blood draw.
The difference is that one sample will be sent to UF Pathology Laboratories to be tested for the presence of any of seven genetic variations that influence how the body responds to clopidogrel.
Results are added to the patient’s electronic medical record.
If the results suggest clopidogrel is not the best treatment option, the electronic medical record system will alert the cardiologist and recommend alternate drugs when a prescription is written.