How to Get Tested for MTHFR mutations?
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.
All doctors are able to run these tests as well, but not all doctors are well-versed in handing MTHFR issues… you can find here a list of doctors trained to assess methylation issue and MTHFR mutations.
Another popular test can be done on your own with saliva…, highly recommended is from 23andme. 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:
- Strategene, give a great overview of methylation pathway and in depth genetic report. This is the one I strongly recommend. It reads your 23andMe raw data.
- Genetic Genie, which will look at your methylation genetics just by reading your 23andMe raw data. I use this one to look at the detox profile by reading your 23andMe raw data.
- Livewello 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! BUT I do not recommend the nutrients approach to treat genetic mutations