Inter Individual variability in minoxidil response for hair loss treatment became challenging for doctors. Researchers are found based on different population studies around 60% of the global population has low sulphotransferase enzyme in the scalp region. This is the main cause of non-responsiveness to minoxidil for hair loss treatment. Minoxidil is a prodrug need to be activated by the sulphotransferase enzyme present in the scalp region. Actually to see the minoxidil response one should wait for a longer duration and need to apply continuously. Few are responding to treatment and others who have low sulphotransferase enzyme won’t respond to minoxidil treatment. This is really frustrating to doctors. Because Till now there is no test available in India to see minoxidil response.
Trichogene is a new start-up company in India that introduced Minoxidil Response Test (MRT) to check minoxidil response by pharmacogenetic analysis. A simple buccal swab sample or 2 ml of EDTA blood is enough to check the minoxidil response. Based on SULT1A1 gene analysis sulphotransferase enzyme production can be determined with 100% accuracy. This is a big relief to doctors and patients. Now no need to wait for long periods and based on the patient’s MRT result doctors can provide more precise and accurate hair loss treatment to patients. For non-responders, various treatment options like tretinoin application, derma roller, and minoxidil boosters, and dose adjustment of minoxidil, etc. many alternative treatment plans are there to increase the efficacy of minoxidil without having any serious side effects. Trichogene is providing MRT service all over India. One can order a kit online through www.trichogene.in. Once the order is placed kit will be delivered to the doorstep through express courier. Need to collect the sample and send it back to the lab by following simple instructions given in the kit insert. You can receive results within seven working days. Once the results are ready you can download them through the link provided or they will be sent to your email.
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Trichogene was started with the aim to provide Minoxidil Response Test for a very affordable price and make it available to the common man who is planning to start hair loss treatment. Trichogene-MRT will save you valuable time and money and gives you peace of mind said the founders of Trichogene Dr.M. Sai babu and Mohd. Rizwan Younus.
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