Invest in ME Conference 12: First Class in Every Way
OverTheHills wraps up our series of articles on this year's 12th Invest in ME International Conference (IIMEC12) in London with some reflections on her experience as a patient attending the conference for the first time.
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Genetic testing recommendations

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS Discussion' started by everlastinggaze, Mar 13, 2014.

  1. everlastinggaze

    everlastinggaze

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    I was going to order the 23andme test but I see the FDA has shut them down. Anyway I was wondering if someone could recommend another good place to order the test from along with an interpretation.

    I suspect I could have the MTHFR mutation. I've been trying to treat thyroid/adrenal issues for years with little to no success. I also tested positive for gluten/casein sensitivities. I suspect I have other things going on because I just can't find relief of symptoms on any diets or hormone replacement protocols. I want to explore/treat possible gene mutations first and then move on to Lyme testing if that doesn't work.

    I've read nothing but good things about 23andme and it's a shame the FDA has to stick it's nose in it. I guess they were helping too many people get well without the aid of the wonderful medical establishment.
     
  2. Valentijn

    Valentijn Senior Member

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    They aren't shut down, and still give all the same info about your SNPs. They just aren't allowed to list your risk factors and such.
     
  3. everlastinggaze

    everlastinggaze

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    OK thanks. So if I order the $99 test, I get everything I need?
     
  4. Valentijn

    Valentijn Senior Member

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    Yeah, though there's additional shipping costs of you're outside of the USA. Once you get the results, you can run them through various programs and websites to get some useful information.
     

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