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Warfarin Sensitivity Genotype Test

Physician Application of Results



March 2010


Thomas Moyer, Ph.D., from Mayo Clinic's Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, describes the four basic categories of patients as identified through this test, and how the doses of the blood-thinner warfarin would typically be adjusted to reflect differences in patients' metabolism of warfarin and also their sensitivity, to prevent stroke or hospitalization due to excessive bleeding.


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