PAINASSAY ™ IS FOR PEOPLE WHO SUFFER FROM SEVERE OR LONG TERM PAIN, WHATEVER THE CAUSE
Nearly 1 in 5 adults in Europe - at least 75 million people - suffer from long-term pain. 60 percent report that their pain treatment is not effective and 50 percent will endure pain for at least two years, unable to enjoy everyday activities such as exercise, social activities, walking, driving a car, sexual relations or even restful sleep. Effective pain management is essential to restore these people’s quality of life.
One of the reasons for pain treatment being ineffective is that the patient’s body and the medication do not work efficiently together.
• There are several different types of pain medications and they work at different speeds and in different ways to reduce pain.
• Different people process them differently too, in a process called metabolism, which is controlled by a set of genes, which can be slightly different between individuals: it is these differences which cause people to metabolize medications in slightly different ways.
• If the patient’s metabolism works at a different speed to the speed at which the medication is designed to work best, the medication will not be so effective for that patient.
PAINASSAY™ is a simple genetic test. It looks for specific biomarkers in the patient’s genetic (DNA) code, which tell us about the way in which the body processes pain medications.
Knowing this enables the patient and physician to select the pain medications that are likely to work most compatibly with the patient’s body, are most likely to be effective and so offer the best possible pain management.
HOW TO REQUEST PAINASSAY™?
1- Provide us with your contact details and some basic information by following the "ENQUIRE" link on the right side of this page.
2- HEALI will send you the test request form, consent form, terms and conditions and payment information: complete and return to us the test request and consent forms and pay for the test.
3- HEALI will send the PAINASSAY™ sample collection kit and instructions to you or to your clinic at the address you have provided.
4- You or your clinician will collect a saliva sample from you and will return it immediately to HEALI for processing.
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