MTHFR Gene Mutation Test




The MTHFR Gene Mutation Blood Test

MTHFR is the gene in genetics that has the job of making an enzyme called methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase.  This enzyme plays an important role in processing amino acids which are the building blocks of the body.  So when the MTHFR gene has a mutation, limited amounts of these important enzymes are produced leading to many serious health problems.

Important Facts About MTHFR Gene Mutation

Lowered L-methylfolate or folate levels is associated with symptoms and conditions such as mental health disorders, cardiovascular disease, obesity and birth defects. Genetic testing can ascertain whether an individual has one of the common polymorphisms which leads to a L-methylfolate deficiency, and can verify when supplementation of this special form of folate is warranted.  The following are examples of the problems associated to the gene mutation:
  • Inability to convert folic acid needed for good health
  • Lowered ability to detoxify
  • Greater risk of producing excess or high levels of homocysteine.
  • Higher risk of Heart disease
  • Anxiety
  • Anaemia
  • Eczema
  • Cracked lips
  • Premature greying hair
  • Muscle tension
  • Insomnia
  • Fatigue
  • Poor memory
  • Lack of energy
  • Poor appetite
  • Stomach pains
  • Depression
  • Autism

About The MTHFR Gene Mutation Blood Test

After you purchase the MTHFR Gene Mutation Blood Test, you will receive a simple blood test kit in the mail.  The test kit comes with:

  • An authorized blood specimen order form that you take to your local accredited pathology for collection of your blood (Find a pathology near you here).
  • A blood specimen test kit for the pathology to use to collect your blood sample
  • Complete instructions for taking the test for you and the pathology
  • Note, pathology will charge approximately $33.00 to take your sample

Test results are sent to one of our professional health practitioners within 7 business days for evaluation.  Our practitioners contact you with the results and recommendations on any findings via email, mail or phone.

Symptoms of MTHFR

Alcohol withdrawal seizure


Cardiovascular disease: thromboembolism, artherosclerosis and mycocardial infarction

Colorectal neoplasias

Dementia and memory loss

Depression and Irritability

Elevated homocysteine


Increased breast cancer risk (women >55 years of age)

Neural tube amd other birth defects

Peripheral neuropathy

Reduced lean body mass and increased body fat



The Main Problem With MTHFR

Folate is a water soluble B vitamin (B9), which humans cannot make in their body and is thus a dietary requirement. The primary function of folate is the transfer of methyl and formyl groups. It is essential for cell growth and reproduction, the formation of certain amino acids (methionine, serine, glycine, and histidine), the breakdown of proteins (e.g. homocysteine), the formation of DNA and RNA, red blood cell maturation, and serotonin, noradrenaline (norepinephrine) and dopamine formation.
MTHFR gene mutation makes it much harder for the body to use folate which causes problems for many of the normal chemical pathways of the body.

What do we test for?

We are testing for the MTHFR gene mutations as follows:
MTHFR C677T gene mutation
MTHFR A1298C gene mutation
Have any questions about this test?  Ask one of our qualified health practitioners here.