The Methylation Test (Australia Only)
The methylation test is a great way to discover if your methylation cycle is working properly. The methylation cycle is a biochemical pathway that manages or contributes to a wide range of biochemical functions such as detoxification, supporting DNA (turning genes on and off), producing energy, reducing inflammation, synthesizing neurotransmitters, homocysteine metabolism, protein methylation, phase 2 liver detoxification and supporting immune function.
About The Methylation Test
After you purchase the methylation 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 – 10 business days for evaluation. Our practitioners contact you with the results and recommendations on any findings via email, mail or phone.
What Do We Test For?
The methylation test looks at a combination of important methylation pathways, these include:
- S-adenosyl methionine (SAMe)
- S-adenosyl homocysteine (SAH)
- SAMe:SAH ratio
- Folinic acid
- 5-methyl tetrahydrofolate (5MTHF)
- Tetrahydrofolate (THF)
More About Methylation
Methylation is a process where certain nutrients called ‘methyl donors’ are added to specific elements of DNA, our gene markers and proteins that keep them physiologically active. Methylation is a major pathway to focus on in understanding autoimmune and neurological diseases such as multiple sclerosis, seizure disorders, dementia, chronic fatigue syndrome, lupus, depression, anxiety and autism spectrum disorders.
Methylation is responsible for making, maintaining and repairing DNA. People with MTHFR gene mutations often have methylation problems and benefit greatly from methylation testing.
Have any questions about this test? Ask one of our qualified MTHFR health practitioners here.