AltheaDx Prospective, Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial Demonstrates Significant Improvements In The Treatment Of Depression And Anxiety Over Standard Of Care

Published: Sep 26, 2017

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- AltheaDx, Inc. ("AltheaDx" or the "Company"), a commercial stage molecular diagnostics company specializing in the field of personalized medicine, announced today that the results from its clinical trial have been accepted for publication by the Journal of Psychiatric Research (ISSN: 0022-3956).  

The publication details the results of a prospective, randomized, blinded clinical trial that enrolled 685 patients from twenty clinical sites in the U.S. with providers specializing in Psychiatry, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology, and Family Medicine.  A few highlights of the findings included patients diagnosed with severe depression, for whom response rates (p = 0.001; OR: 4.72 [1.9311.52]) and remission rates (p = 0.02; OR: 3.54 [1.279.88]) were significantly higher in the pharmacogenetics-guided group as compared to the control group after 12 weeks of follow-up. In addition, patients in the experimental group diagnosed with anxiety showed a meaningful improvement in HAM-A scores at both 8 and 12 weeks (p = 0.02 and 0.02, respectively), along with higher response rates (p = 0.04; OR: 1.76 [1.032.99]).  "This publication represents an important milestone in further demonstrating the benefits of our IDgenetix® test to both physicians and their patients," said Dr. Jorge Garces, President and Chief Executive Officer. "We are dedicated to bringing personalized medicine to the forefront of patient care and are committed to continuing our efforts to educate and innovate in this area.  The findings of this study demonstrate not only  the ability of IDgenetix® testing to improve patient outcomes, but also show physicians' willingness to incorporate our laboratory results as part of their medication management decisions.  Follow on publications from this study are under review at this time and will highlight the economic benefits of these outcomes as we continue to work with payors to secure long-term reimbursement."

About AltheaDx

AltheaDx is a commercial stage molecular diagnostics company which focuses on enabling physicians, managed care organizations, pharmaceutical companies and other healthcare entities to make personalized therapeutic decisions for patients. AltheaDx's IDgenetix® pharmacogenetic testing portfolio addresses some of the most prevalent clinical conditions in the United States, including cardiovascular disease, neuropsychiatric disorders and pain. AltheaDx is a CAP-accredited, CLIA-certified laboratory located in San Diego, CA. For more information, visit

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