TEMPUS Genetic Testing Services

St. Remi Behavioral Health uses pharmacogenomic (PGx) testing along with input you provide through an easy-to-use app to create a personalized mental health treatment plan for you. The combination of PGx testing and these standard patient questionnaires can help assess the effectiveness of your mental health treatment plan so that adjustments can be made.

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Tell Me More about Pharmacogenomic Testing

Pharmacogenomic (PGx) testing provides information on how your genes may affect the way your body responds to certain medications. This information can then be used by your doctor to help create a treatment plan for you based on your unique DNA. PGx testing can help your doctor determine how your body may metabolize certain medications and how you may experience certain side effects from certain medications. This information can be used as a factor to help your doctor decide which medication to use and at what dose this medication should be prescribed. PGx testing can be used in several areas of medicine such as oncology, gastroenterology and psychiatry1. In psychiatry, PGx testing can be used to inform the treatment plan for patients experiencing depression, ADHD and other mental health conditions.

What Pharmacogenomic Test Does St. Remi Behavioral Health Use?

St. Remi Behavioral Health uses the Tempus genetic test. Tempus is an advanced genetic testing tool that is used to personalize mental health treatment plans.The Tempus genetic test gives your doctor evidence based gene-drug interactions based on guidelines from the FDA, Clinical Pharmacogenetics Implementation Consortium, PharmGKB, and Dutch Pharmacogenetics Working Group. With this test, your [Clinic name/Provider name] can understand how your body may respond to certain medications in order to create a personalized treatment plan that is specific to your DNA makeup. Tempus genetic testing can save you trial and error when it comes to getting the relief you need.

How do I Provide my Sample for Testing?

The Tempus genetic test sample can be provided in one of two ways:
1. A saliva sample for the genetic test is collected in your care provider’s office.
2. A saliva collection kit for the genetic test is sent to your home. If a saliva collection kit is sent to your home, you will receive detailed instructions within the kit on how to correctly provide your saliva sample.

Tempus will also be available as a resource to answer any questions you may have about the sample collection and testing process so that your test results can be promptly shared with your doctor.

Capture your Progress with Patient Assessments

Capturing your progress is a critical part of your provider’s ability to personalize your treatment plan. [Clinic/provider Name] uses Tempus PRO™, a mobile app, to help collect this information and personalize your care. With Tempus PRO™, you and your provider can track your progress – even between appointments. The insights provided through Tempus PROTM empower your provider to build a treatment plan that best supports your mental healthcare.

You can easily keep track of your own progress through Tempus PRO™:
• Simple, interactive assessments selected by your doctor
• Reminders to check-in and log any side effects, progress, and your overall well-being
• The ability to integrate with your smartphone’s fitness tracker

Look for an SMS text message or email from Tempus to download the app from the App store* and get started.

*Tempus PRO is only available for iOS at this time.