Getting tested for MTHFR Gene Defects

How to Get Tested for MTHFR Gene Defects
Though there are many symptoms that can be associated with an MTHFR defect, the symptoms can vary widely from person to person and only a test (blood or saliva) can verify a gene defect and the type.
Janie at Stop the Thyroid Madness compiled a great list of ways to get tested. Local doctors are able to run these tests as well, but not all doctors are well-versed in handing MTHFR issues…
Dr. Amy Yasko will test about 30 methylation SNP’s (single nucleotide polymorphisms), here. You may need a doctor’s prescription. It is considered to be a highly accurate test.
A similar one you can do on your own with saliva…and is highly recommended and popular…is from 23andme. It is stated to miss 5 SNP’s that Yasko’s will not miss, but is cheaper and still an excellent test. NOTE: 23andme states the following:
23andmeprovides ancestry-related genetic reports and uninterpreted raw genetic data. We no longer offer our health-related genetic reports. That does NOT mean you won’t get what you need. After the 23andme results come back, you’ll get “raw data”. You will upload that data to any of the following, which in turn will give you what you need:
• Genetic Genie, which will look at your methylation genetics just by reading your 23andMe raw data.
• Live Wello, which gives a great deal of information to you based on 23and me, plus links to learn more about each gene’s potential problem.
• Nutrahacker will tell you what supplements you need to take, and which ones plus more you need to avoid, due to your mutations. It’s very interesting!
• Sterling Hill’s app or you can contact her and pay for a call to help with interpretation of your genetics.
A VAST amount of genetic information can be obtained from
Here’s a good string about testing methyl pathways vs genome testing.
Spectra Cell tests and Pathway Genomics.

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