Updated February 6, 2017 By Spencer
If you need an MTHFR Test in the US and don't have anywhere to go, we would recommend checking out Push Health.
MTHFR stands for methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase.
MTHFR is an enzyme that helps metabolize homocysteine in the body. People who have a mutated MTHFR gene often have difficulty metabolizing homocysteine in the blood.
The MTHFR test is a test to determine if one has clinically significant mutations in the MTHFR gene. In particular, mutations in the C677T and A1298C gene positions are the most common.
People who should consider getting an MTHFR test include anyone with a high homocysteine level, a history of cardiovascualar disease (particularly at a younger age), a family history of a genetic mutation or a condition called Factor V Leiden.
Women who are having trouble getting pregnant should also consider getting an MTHFR test.
The MTHFR test requires a blood draw. Your blood will be tested for MTHFR genetic mutations at the points of interest.
Depending on the lab, it can take anywhere from 4 to 10 business days.
No. Fasting is not required for the MTHFR test.
An MTHFR test can cause thousands of dollars, particularly if your health insurance only partially covers the test.
An MTHFR test requires a valid lab order from a doctor or a medical provider before testing.
It depends on your insurance but, along with the MTHFR test cost, there are typically associated costs like co-pays.
Here is a good reference to look at.
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