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Best functional methylation test?

Discussion in 'Diagnostic Guidelines and Laboratory Testing' started by Tashy32, Feb 11, 2015.

  1. Tashy32

    Tashy32

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    Hi,

    Following on from my earlier post today, i wanted to quickly ask whether anyone could advise me on the best functional methylation test? I have done Yasko's test but not found it overly helpful and quite complex to understand.

    I am based in Europe and therefore also assume i can't do the US-based methylation tests.
     
  2. helen1

    helen1 Senior Member

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    Methylation pathway test by Health Diagnostics and Research Institute is probably the best one. It will show you your levels of oxidized glutathione, reduced glutathione, S-a-methionine RBC, tetrahydrofolate THE, 5methylTHF, 5formylTHF, folinic acid, folic acid RBC and adenosine.

    I had no problem getting my sample to them from Canada so they may take yours too. Actually now that I think back, it wasn't exactly 'no problem' as they were very disorganized and it took a fair bit of emailing back and forth.
     
  3. Tashy32

    Tashy32

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    Thanks, I see from their website that a doctor needs to order this test. Do you know if it needs to be a fully medically trained doctor or can an alternative practitioner order this too?
     
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    helen1 Senior Member

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    A naturopath can order it too.
     

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