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Will being on a B12 protocol invalidate the results of a methylation panel?

Discussion in 'Detox: Methylation; B12; Glutathione; Chelation' started by PWCalvin, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. Patrick*

    Patrick* Formerly PWCalvin

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    I just received the kit from Health Diagnostics for their Methylation Pathways Panel. But it occurred to me that the results might not be valid now that I've been on a methylation protocol for about a month already.

    Before I spend the $300 for the test, does anybody know the answer to this?
  2. richvank

    richvank Senior Member

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    Hi, PW.

    It's O.K. The panel will tell you the status of your methylation cycle, folate metabolism, and glutathione at the time you give the blood samples. You can keep doing the methylation protocol when you give the samples. In our clinical study, the patients did this, and the results came out fine. The main parameters that are measured change relatively slowly and are not affected by whether supplements are being taken when the blood is sampled. That's the reason some of the measurements are done on the red blood cells. They average over a longer time than the blood plasma.

    Best regards,

    Rich
  3. Patrick*

    Patrick* Formerly PWCalvin

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    Thank you, Rich!!

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