FDA’s Draft Guidance on Laboratory-Developed Tests Increases Clinical and Economic Risk to Adoption of Pharmacogenetic Testing

The Journal of Clinical Pharmacology – The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) notified Congress July 31, 2014, of its intent to regulate laboratory developed tests. These encompass thousands of clinical assays currently used in medical practice including most pharmacogenetic tests. This guidance has the potential to impact the innovation and sustainability of pharmacogenetic research and its clinical implementation.