Both MTHFR and COMT genes are involved in the methylation pathway and testing their function is an important component of your anti-aging strategy. Think of billions of on/off switches that control most of your body’s functions such as:
When methylation is working, it helps you feel full of energy, in a good mood, and just generally well! When it is not working, you can feel tired, depressed, irritable, run-down, susceptible to infections, foggy-brained, and just plain "toxic." This genetic methylation profile looks for gene mutations (also called SNP's) of the following two enzymes:
Genetic testing allows you to see inside your own DNA in order to draw a personalized map regarding imbalances that might impact your health. Genetic mutations are simply pieces of a much larger puzzle that allow you to see "potential" risks and take action in a preventative fashion. Although genetic mutations do not change over time, understanding them allows you to choose diet, supplementation and lifestyle changes to support good health.
The following documents provide a full set of instructions and the contents of the lab kit for completing the test:
Results take 2-3 weeks from when specimen is received. This test is not available in Pennsylvania. The results for this test can only be received via mail, e-mail, or fax. Since genetic mutations do not change over time, each person needs to be tested only once in their lifetime.
The laboratory services are for informational purposes only. It is not the intention of National Diagnostics, Inc and Life Extension to provide specific medical advice but rather to provide users with information to better understand their health. Specific medical advice including diagnosis and treatment will not be provided. Always seek the advice of a trained health professional for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
Both the physician and the testing laboratory are independent contractors with whom National Diagnostics, Inc makes arrangements for your blood tests. Neither National Diagnostics, Inc or Life Extension will be liable for any acts or omissions of the physician, the testing laboratory, or their agents or employees.