Genetics & Genomics

Pharmacogenomic Testing and Warfarin Management

Andrea Maluso

pharmacogenetics, pharmacogenomics, warfarin, genetic testing
ONF 2015, 42(5), 563-565. DOI: 10.1188/15.ONF.563-565

Warfarin has been used for the prevention of thrombosis for more than 50 years and is the most frequently prescribed vitamin K antagonist in North America. Its mode of action is to prevent vitamin K from converting to vitamin KH2, thereby inhibiting clotting factors.

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