"Physicians practicing functional, integrative, or naturopathic medicine have been early adopters of personalized medicine and the use of personal genetic information to help guide diet and lifestyle choices," said Brian McKernan, CEO of Courtagen Life Sciences. "Our new Avantra Genetics tests provide genomic information focused on biological pathways important to these functional medicine clinicians."
Courtagen's Avantra Genetics division launches two genomic information-only tests for migraines and abdominal pain, with additional tests following later this year. The tests focus on genes in pathways of interest to functional medicine clinicians who want to better understand their patients with the signs, symptoms and indications of pain. The tests cover genes associated with, but are not limited to, celiac disease and lactase deficiency for abdominal pain, and coenzyme Q10 deficiency and dystonia associated with migraines. Also included are selections of common variants reported to be associated with general wellness. These genomic informative reports provide features such as links to literature and databases for the variants identified in the individual tested.
For the full press release go to Benzinga