Purpose of Testing
Carrying a specific gene when using epilepsy medication
will be at high risk of developing severe drug allergies
Epilepsy is caused by the abnormal discharge of electrical activity from brain cells, but several medications have been developed to reduce or even control the onset of epilepsy. As medications vary in structure and treatment, constant experimentation may be required to find the right one for you.
However, epilepsy medication is statistically one of the drugs most likely to cause severe drug allergies, and fortunately, now genetic testing is available to prevent this.