I have tried to this several times and got the following reactions
- Completely blank stare as if i suddenly started speaking to them in Arabic
- Disapproving head shake as if i was crazy to have even taken such a test.
- Denial that the test holds any value whatsoever.
On the occasions that I tried to share with the physicians, i tried to show them the most clinically useful information which is pharmacogenomics data. None of them even knew that there was a test that could help predict Warfarin (Coumadin) dosing…..
Lack of physician education on genomics will hold us back significantly from utilizing the genomic information with clinical utility as standard of care.