FDA Cleared Clozapine Assay

Finally, results available within hours instead of days

 
 

Levels within hours instead of days

• Rapid, accurate and easy to perform
• Ready for use on automated analyzers already present in clinical labs
• <30 minutes to generate a result after receipt in lab
• Testing can be performed STAT
• Testing can be offered 24 x 7

 
 

Established guidelines

Clinical guidelines recommend or strongly recommend the routine measuring and monitoring of APS drug levels.


• AGNP Consensus Guidelines for Therapeutic Drug Monitoring in Psychiatry
• The Maudsley Prescribing Guidelines in Psychiatry
• Joint Consensus Statement of the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) and TDM Task Force of the AGNP

 
 

Opportunity to improve patient care and reduce health care costs

Schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders rank #1 for 7-day and #2 for 30-day hospital readmission rates of all diagnoses.1 Patients with schizophrenia have more than twice the hospital length of stay as compared to non-mental health patients (10.4 vs. 4.8 days).2 Readily available methods for rapidly measuring APS plasma levels in clinical settings are needed for clinicians to make reliable assessments.3


1. Fingar, et al. 2014. HCUP Statistical Briefs #230.
2. Heslin, et al. 2012. HCUP Statistical Briefs #189.
3. Lopez, et al. 2017. J Clin Psychopharmacology; 37(3):310-314.

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What is MyCare Psychiatry?

Rapid, accurate and easy to perform tests

Saladax’s MyCare Psychiatry product line consists of 5 in vitro diagnostic tests which measure drug levels of the 6 most commonly prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These tests are essential diagnostic tools used by mental health professionals to monitor patient’s blood concentration levels of these prescribed drugs.

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Treatment Success Is Often Attributed To Medication Adherence, However…

of patients do not take their medicine as prescribed

of doctors do not know if their patients are taking their medication

of patients do not tolerate the drug they are taking

of patients do not respond favorably to the drug

It Works

Finally, antipsychotic drug levels rapid enough to be of clinical utility to help mental health care professionals make reliable assessments. Current methods are not fast enough to be of clinical use leaving mental health care professionals without the added benefit of a valuable diagnostic tool. These tests assist the mental healthcare professional optimize their patient’s medication management.

It’s Personalized

Tired of trial and error approach?

Every person’s body handles antipsychotic medications differently. MyCare Psychiatry tests provide personalized drug levels that help mental health professionals make reliable treatment decisions for each patient without the guesswork.

Rapid, accurate, easy to perform diagnostic test

Ready for use on automated analyzers already present in clinical labs

<30 minutes to generate a result after receipt in lab

Testing can be performed STAT

Testing can be offered 24 x 7

Cost Effective

The only FDA Cleared Clozapine Assay

What Do People Like About MyCare?

MyCare Psychiatry Can Provide Doctors Insight Into Patient’s Medication Levels

  • The most important attribute is the short turn-­around time associated with MyCare
  • Measuring antipsychotic drug levels can aid medication management providing objective data to mental health professionals.
  • Monitoring of antipsychotic drug levels is recommended when adherence is in doubt or response is inadequate
  • The majority of psychiatrists (and primary care providers) believe MyCare will have major advantages -­ with one in five believing it will revolutionize the care of patients
  • Psychiatrists envision equal utility of MyCare in acute and non-­acute settings
  • Most psychiatrists agree that MyCare will help detect and give confidence about adherence

With MyCare Psychiatry, Caregivers See Hope In The Treatment Of Their Loved Ones

Caregivers have a positive reaction to MyCare and believe the test should be an essential part of loved ones’ treatment. Caregivers almost immediately recognize the benefits that MyCare can provide them.

  • Have greater confidence that their loved ones are taking their medication as prescribed
  • Have quick results at the appointment instead of waiting for days

With MyCare Psychiatry, Patients can have insight into their illness and play significant role in treatment decisions so that:

  • They will know the baseline levels for their medication
  • They can prove to their doctors and caregivers their adherence
  • They may have a better discussion with their doctor about why medication is not working well

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