Jennifer, a patient, weighed 260 pounds after having two children. Her weight loss plateuaed, and she feared she would never lose the weight she gained. Jennifer was convinced she was an emotional eater because she would eat when stressed. Bariatric surgery seemed like her only option, but she asked to get phenotyped first.
Phenotyping results revealed that she hadphenotype, which caused rapid gastric emptying. Armed with this knowledge, she began eating and taking medication that was complementary to her phenotype. Jennifer was able to lose 100 pounds, which she has kept off for four years.
The blood testing process is similar to other standard blood tests. Your physician orders the MyPhenomeTM test, you get your blood drawn, and in seven to ten days you receive your results.