Theranostics-Genetics Testing for Clinical Diagnostics for Personalized Medicine
Posted Sep 12 2008 6:29pm
Theranostics is the term used to describe the proposed process of diagnostic therapy for individual patients - to test them for possible reaction to taking a new medication and to tailor a treatment for them based on the test results or in plain english Personalized Medicine.
Personalized medicine is the use of detailed information about a patient’s genotype or level of gene expression and a patient’s clinical data in order to select a medication, therapy or preventative measure that is particularly suited to that patient at the time of administration
The test results are used to tailor treatment, usually with a drug that targets a particular gene or protein.
Seen the movie Gattaca it shows glipses of the what to come.