New PGx Clinic a ‘Model’ for Burgeoning Field PGXL has been contracted by NorthShore University HealthSystem in Evanston, IL for its 15-gene panel assay that covers drug metabolism enzymes and transporters related to treatment for cardiovascular problems as well as psychiatric disorders, pain management and cancer. In March, NorthShore took its personalized medicine efforts a step further, launching the first PGx clinic in the Chicago area. The launch came in response to requests from both patients and clinicians, and is housed within NorthShore’s Center for Medical Genetics.
NorthShore’s Pharmacogenomics Clinic currently uses a third-party assay—a 15-gene panel (PGXL Laboratories; Table) that covers drug metabolism enzymes and transporters related to treatment for cardiovascular problems as well as cancer, pain management and psychiatric disorders. Such testing is far more comprehensive than what Dr. Mangold underwent years ago.