Functional Testing Available
- Hormone Profile & Functional Liver Profile
- Heavy Metal & MIneral Analysis
- Comprehensive Thyroid Profile
- Comprehensive Digestive Stool Test
- Functional Hormone Testing
- Food Allergy Testing
- MTHFR Gene Test
- Genetic Profiling & Liposcan Lipid Profile
What is MTHFR?
Genetic testing is now available to test for specific defects in the methlyation pathway of folic acid conversion - defects in this process have been associated with Austism, Depression, Cancer, CVD, Infertility and the metabolism of fats associated with obesity and cholesterol problems.
Mutations of MTHFR can cause high blood levels of homocysteine.
Why Test for MTHFR?
In some people, there are increased risks associated with this gene mutation.
High homocysteine levels in the blood have also been associated with:
- Neural tube defects
- Recurrent miscarriage
- Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Depression and other mood disorders
The major cause of high homocysteine levels is folate deficiency. Other factors include insufficient vitamin B12 and genetic mutations in the MTHFR gene.