Minoxidil response rate is varying from person to person. It is because of low sulphotransferase enzyme levels. Doctors prescribe 5% of topical minoxidil to males and 2% to females. But, only 50% of men and 40% of women respond to minoxidil for hair loss treatment. People with high sulphotransferase enzyme in the scalp will respond to topical minoxidil.
Minoxidil is a prodrug , it is in inactive form and it needs to be activated into minoxidil sulphate by sulphotransferase enzyme. Sulphotransferase enzymes are encoded by SULT1A1 genes. Mutations in the promoter region of SULT1A1 gene can lead to altered sulphotransferase production due to low expression of SULT1A1 gene. It is becoming very difficult for doctors to detect minoxidil non-responders.
Minoxidil will take minimum 6 months to show the results. A lot of time, money, and effort will be wasted if a person is non responder. To solve this problem an Indian-based startup company Trichogene introduced Minoxidil Response Test (MRT) to detect non-responders by using a simple buccal swab saliva sample in 7 days.
Trichogene MRT service is available all over India. To avail of this just log in to www.trichogene.in and order MRT kit. You will receive the kit at your doorstep in 2-3 business days. Once you receive the kit just collect the buccal swab as instructed and send it back. Your sample will be analyzed and provided a report in 7 days. Based on MRT report doctor can provide more precise treatment for hair loss. MRT is very affordable and has the lowest price in the market. Those who are planning to use minoxidil can go for MRT and receive more optimized treatment from doctors. MRT is very useful and important for doctors to provide precision treatment said the founders of Trichogene Dr. M. Sai Babu and Mohd. Rizwan Younus.