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Richvank - What tests to order? MTHFR blood draw alternate?

Discussion in 'Detox: Methylation; B12; Glutathione; Chelation' started by Rosebud Dairy, Jan 20, 2012.

  1. Rosebud Dairy

    Rosebud Dairy Senior Member

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    The doc ordered the MTHFR blood draw on two of my children, and the stupid lab did not do it on either one of them!! As I really do not want to put them through another needle stick at this time, would a urine AA on NO supplements be helpful, and does the Doctors Data lab offer a similar Urine AA as Genova? I am looking for a non-blood draw test for children that can tell me more if they might also have my MTHFR. They respond in so many of the same positive ways to my vitamins, and in so many of the same negative ways to folic/folinic foods, that I am giving them my vitamins for now, but for this many children, it is expensive.

    What do you think is the best non-blood draw test for more MTHFR-type info?

    Thanks,
    Rosebud
     
  2. richvank

    richvank Senior Member

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    Hi, Rosebud.

    23andme.com offers a genotype panel that uses a saliva test. It characterizes about 1 million SNPs, including several for MTHFR. I am hopeful that other SNPs on this panel will eventually be found to be related to the folic acid and folinic acid intolerances, but that's just a hope at this point, since we haven't studied this enough yet.

    Best regards,

    Rich
     
  3. Rosebud Dairy

    Rosebud Dairy Senior Member

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    Thank you very much.

    I will look into that.
     

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