MTHFR is a gene that is found at the end of the human chromosome #1. It codes for methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase, an enzyme found in the human body that is essential for life. Its primary function is to take inactive folate in the diet or supplements and convert it to the active form of the vitamin, 5-l methylfolate. This activated form helps the body reduce the level of homocysteine by converting it to the amino acid, methionine.

Test Details

The MTHFR genomic test kit will come with 2 buccal swabs. This test will use the DNA collected from the buccal swabs to test a wide variety of genes that have been identified as having a significant clinical impact.


Am I required to fast?
Is a doctor’s order required?
No. You do not need to provide a doctor’s order to get lab testing done at Advanced Practice Clinic.
When will I get my test results?
Test results generally takes between 5-7 business days after your sample has been received by the lab.
Do I need to make an appointment?
No. You can walk in for same day testing. We make it easy for you by offering work-friendly hours.
If I have questions about my tests results who should I contact?
We recommend you share your results with your healthcare provider.