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Mental Health (Psychiatry and ADHD)
DNA PGx Test

Enhance your well-being and let your DNA guide medication choices
for better mental health.

What is the pharmacogenomic (PGx) Mental Health test?

Medication affects different people in different ways. The PGx Mental Health Test reveals how your DNA code influences your response to medication. With this genetic test, you'll increase your chances of remission and reduce your risk of side effects. [1] [2]

In addition, the valuable information you'll gain can be applied to your current medications, as well as those you may receive in the future.

With your test results, your doctor is able to find the medication and dosage best suited to your needs.

Which conditions is the Mental Health test designed for?

DNA testing covers relevant medications used to treat conditions and disorders affecting mental health:

  • Attention deficit disorder with or without hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Depressive disorders commonly referred to as depression
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Adjustment disorders
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder

Complete list of medications covered in the Mental Health PGx test

The comprehensive list of medications covered in the test report is available here.

Why use Mental Health pharmacogenomic test?

The PGx Mental Health test (psychiatry and ADHD) is a relevant tool for people who meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Are taking medication(s) to treat mental health disorders and/or ADHD
  • Feel that their current medication is ineffective
  • Experiencing side effects from taking medication
  • Are reluctant to start treatment for fear of side effects or the perception that it won't be effective.

By taking the test, you provide your doctor with an essential tool to ensure that your prescriptions are tailored to your unique genetics. As a result, your road to recovery can be shorter and more effective.

A simple DNA test for life-changing insights!

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The benefits of Biron's PGx Mental Health test

Recommendations for 103 mental health drugs


28 genes tested


A simple saliva sample is all it takes


Results in 10 working days


The panel of genes tested with the Biron Mental Health test is the most extensive and the most relevant for psychiatry and ADHD, compared with other tests currently available in Canada.

Talk to your doctor about the test

Want to talk to your doctor about pharmacogenomic testing?
Download the documentation to start the conversation.

Complete PGx Mental Health (Psychiatry and ADHD) test report

The report covers medications relevant to ADHD and to conditions and disorders affecting mental health. It contains important information that your doctor can use when deciding on the best treatment for you. Our experts are available to help you and your doctor interpret the results.

How does the PGx Mental Health test work?

Step 2

Collect your saliva sample

Follow the instructions provided in the kit and mail your sample using the pre-paid return envelope.
Saliva sample for Mental Health and ADHD PGx test with Biron
Step 3

Get your report and a free consultation

Your results will be available within 10 working days upon reception of your sample. Book a meeting with one of our specialists to interpret your results.
Get your Mental Health and ADHD PGx test report with Biron

How are test results used by healthcare professionals?

Your healthcare professional will carefully review your medication history, current medications, diagnosis, and any other relevant medical information to determine the most suitable treatment for you.

Your genetic information is a valuable complement to other medical data. Genetics alone cannot predict your response to medication with absolute certainty. In some cases, the best option for you may be a drug with a cautionary statement in your report.

Genetic tests offered by Biron

Single pharmacogenomic test

$349 - Pain Management profile only OR Mental Health (Psychiatry and ADHD) profile only

Complete pharmacogenomic test

$499 - Mental Health (Psychiatry and ADHD) profile AND Pain Management profile combined

Pharmacogenomic and nutrition tests

Starting at $535 - Single pharmacogenomic test (Mental Health OR Pain Management) AND Nutrition
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At Biron, safeguarding your privacy is our core commitment.

Ensuring the security and confidentiality of your information is a top priority for us. Your genetic data is encrypted on multiple levels and stored on Canadian servers that meet or exceed the most stringent security standards. No information is ever disclosed to third parties without your consent.

The PGx Mental Health Test is also available to

Healthcare Professionals from various specialties


Insurance companies offering disability and drug reimbursement plans


Companies that focus on employee health

Avoid the lengthy process of trial and error. Order your test today.

Avoid the lengthy process of trial and error. Order your test today.

Are you unsure whether a pharmacogenomic test can help you?
Talk to our scientist on the phone at no charge.

Frequently asked questions about genetic testing, pharmacogenomics, and nutrition

Can I do the test without a prescription?

My doctor doesn't know about the test, but I'd like to have it done.

Can I combine this genetic test with others?

Is DNA testing covered by insurance plans?

Do I have to stop taking my medication to do the test?

  1. Brown et al. Pharmacogenomic Testing and Depressive Symptom Remission: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Prospective, Controlled Clinical Trials (2022) Clin Pharmacol Ther
  2. Swen et al. A 12-gene pharmacogenetic panel to prevent adverse drug reactions: an open-label, multicentre, controlled, cluster-randomised crossover implementation study (2023) Lancet

Already took the test? View your reports in the Biron Genetics portal.