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MTHFR Mutation

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Also known as: MTHFR DNA Testing
Formal name: Methylenetetrahydrofolate Reductase Mutations, C677T and A1298C

At a Glance

Why Get Tested?

To evaluate the cause of elevated homocysteine levels; sometimes to help determine your risk of thrombosis or premature cardiovascular disease (CVD)

When to Get Tested?

When you have elevated homocysteine levels; sometimes when a close relative has MTHFR gene mutations or has developed CVD or thrombosis at an early age

Sample Required?

A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm

Test Preparation Needed?

None