Genetic Testing

Psychiatry & Medication Management located in Denver, CO

Genetics play a crucial role in how your body processes and interacts with certain medications. At Peak Interactive Wellness in Denver, Colorado, the experienced psychiatric team proudly offers genetic testing to determine the best medications and dosages for your individual genetic makeup. Call the office today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about the benefits of genetic testing. The practice offers in-office visits and telemedicine appointments for your convenience. 

What is genetic testing?

Genetic testing reveals crucial information about the relationship between your genes and medications. The results of these tests show how your genes may affect how you metabolize and respond to certain medications used to treat mental health conditions. 

Genomind and GeneSight® genetic testing services help the Peak Interactive Wellness team choose the most appropriate medicine and dosage for your specific genetic needs.

How does genetic testing work?

Your DNA significantly influences how drugs interact with your body. Genetic testing analyzes specific genes to provide insight into how your body may react to the medications the team prescribes. 

By identifying genetic variations that impact drug metabolism, efficacy, or potential side effects, genetic testing can help the Peak Interactive Wellness psychiatry team personalize your treatment plan and optimize medication selection for better outcomes.

What are the benefits of genetic testing?

Genomind and GeneSight genetic testing offer many benefits that can improve your treatment efficacy, including:

Improved safety 

Genetic testing can help the team anticipate potential risks and side effects of certain medications and dosages, allowing them to adjust accordingly.

Enhanced adherence

When your medications have fewer side effects, you’re more likely to adhere to your prescribed treatment protocol.

Effective treatment

Tailoring your medications to your genetic profile can increase the likelihood of positive outcomes from your treatment plan.

How does genetic testing work?

The Peak Interactive Wellness team can determine the appropriate genetic test based on your needs. The two types they use are:


GeneSight offers a range of panels, including those for psychotropic, analgesic, and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The psychotropic panel specifically assesses liver enzymes responsible for the metabolism of neuropsychiatric medications to determine how you may react to certain prescriptions.


Genomind's Genecept Assay™ panel examines many different genes, including those related to serotonin, calcium, and dopamine. The panel specifically reveals how you may respond to specific antidepressants and antipsychotic medications.

After a comprehensive evaluation that may include a medical history review, physical exam, and blood work, the team can recommend the right genetic test for your needs. 

Call Peak Interactive Wellness today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about genetic testing for medications.