Results that matter,
When they matter
Why MyCare Psychiatry
MyCare quickly provides objective data, and when used in combination with other clinical information, may help you make better-informed treatment decisions and enhance shared decision making between you and your patient.
MyCare provides greater clarity on the causes of treatment failure (i.e. adherence, drug resistance, drug-drug interactions and drug metabolism) and may help distinguish medication non-response from lack of adherence. This information may help you establish the right medication at the right dose more quickly than you would based solely on patient self-report.
Where it works today:
MyCare Unlocks Potential
Who Will the Test Benefit
While caregivers want regular testing, it is also beneficial in treatment of patients:
- With questionable adherence
- With medications that aren’t working
- Who suffer from unwelcome side effects
- To insure patients maintain correct levels while on LAIs
- On multiple medications
- With medications which require blood levels
- Who require switching medication
- To establish patient baseline
Where It Works
There are extensive publications on the problem of adherence with patients taking oral antipsychotics. It is equally acknowledged that lack of insight into patient treatment failures is a problem. It is also clear that blood level testing can be an aid in the treatment of patients on antipsychotics.
Talking To Your Patient
Your patients will likely have questions about MyCare Psychiatry tests. Below are possible responses to commonly asked questions:
“How often will I be tested?”
MyCare is most beneficial when used regularly. Patients’ conditions change over time which may affect drug levels.
“What will you do with the results?”
Similar to measuring your cholesterol or blood sugar, we can use MyCare to help you meet your treatment goals and guide decisions about your medication. Just like all of your other medical information, MyCare results are private and protected.
“Who will explain the results to me?”
Your intake nurse may take your blood sample and your treating health care provider will explain the results to you.
“Is this a test to see if I’m taking street drugs?”
MyCare can only measure the amount of antipsychotic medication in your body. MyCare isn’t able to measure any other drugs, including street drugs.
“Will it hurt?”
It requires a simple blood draw. It may feel like a quick pinch, but there is usually very little pain.