• MTHFR Genetic Test

    $142.99
  • MTHFR, or Methylenetetrahydrofolate Reductase, is required for a metabolic process that repairs DNA, switches genes on and off, assists the body’s expulsion of toxic chemicals, and numerous other important functions. The MTHFR Test can identify for you any variants you may have on your MTHFR gene at either the C677T or A1298C position and provide a simple 1-page report that will allow you to put this information into action in your daily diet and lifestyle.

    What's included:

    • IDLife MTHFR Testing Kit
    • Return Envelope with Pre-paid Postage
    • MTHFR Genetic Testing Performed by Molecular Testing Labs
    • Your Personal MTHFR Report
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  • Add the MTHFR Kit to your cart
  • Upon receiving your MTHFR Kit, make sure to register it following the instructions inside your kit. Then, collect your DNA sample in the comfort of your own home and return it to the lab using the pre-paid envelope.
  • After the lab receives your swabs, you'll receive an email notifying you. Then, you will receive your report in about 3-4 weeks via email.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is MTHFR?

MTHFR, or Methylenetetrahydrofolate Reductase, is required for a metabolic process that repairs DNA, switches genes on and off, and numerous other important functions (1). MTHFR is also essential to convert folic acid and folate – each a form of Vitamin B9 – into the biologically active form called L-Methylfolate (5-MTHF).

For decades folic acid has been the first line of defense for folate deficiency and related health conditions, such as high homocysteine levels and neural tube defects (2, 3). Any folic acid we ingest must be metabolized before it can be transported into cells, tissues and even across the blood-brain barrier for use. Individuals with MTHFR variants have difficulty with the final metabolic step that converts folic acid to the active form L-Methylfolate (5-MTHF), which has been shown to lead to high levels of homocysteine in the blood and low levels of certain key vitamins.

Homocysteine is an amino acid produced when proteins are broken down. High homocysteine levels, also called hyperhomocysteinemia, is usually asymptomatic by itself, but is almost always associated with a deficiency of Vitamin B12 or Folate.

Though symptoms can vary from person to person, common signs of Vitamin B12 or Folate deficiencies include fatigue, tingling sensations in extremities, muscle weakness, confusion, forgetfulness, dizziness, and mood changes.

No. We will provide you with a pre-paid return shipping bag to send the sample back.

You will use a cotton swab provided by our partner laboratory to collect cheek cells from the inside of your mouth.

If you would like to order the MTHFR Testing Kit for a friend or family member as a gift, please call Customer Service at (972) 987-4430 to place this order. Or you can create a customer account for the gift recipient so they can take advantage of the instant credit.

Most results are delivered within 3-4 weeks. If it has been more than four weeks and you still have not received results, please contact us at (972) 987-4430 or info@idlife.com, and one of our Customer Advocates will be happy to assist you.

If high homocysteine levels are allowed to go unregulated, you could be at an increased risk of developing a number of health issues. Some common conditions associated with high homocysteine are:

  • Osteoporosis
  • Atherosclerosis (buildup of fats and other substances in the arterial walls)
  • Thrombosis (blood clots in blood vessels)
  • Venous Thrombosis (blood clots in the veins)
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Stroke
  • Dementia
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • The MTHFR Test provides testing only on the C677T and A1298C genes and provides you a simple one-page report on whether you have variants on those genes. The Genetic Test provides testing on 39 different genes, INCLUDING your MTHFR C677T and A1298C genes, and gives you a 43 page report that goes into detail on how your body responds to diet and exercise based on your unique genetic profile.

    No, all purchases of MTHFR testing are non-refundable.

    Our laboratory partner, Molecular Testing Labs, is committed to data security. After your DNA samples are processed to create your personalized Nutrition & Fitness Genetics Report, your samples are destroyed.

    If you would like to order a DNA Bundle and provide the $100* credit to a friend or family member as a gift, please call Customer Service at (972) 987-4430 to place this order. Or you can create a customer account for the gift recipient so they can take advantage of the instant credit.IDLife partnered with Molecular because they are a HIPAA Compliant and CAP accredited laboratory committed to keeping all of your data private and secure. We will never sell your data and personal information to a 3rd party. If your data is ever used for further research, all identifying information will be stripped away so that it could never be linked back to you in the future. However, it is extremely rare that such a situation would happen. You have the right to opt out of any further use of your data.

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    *Results may vary. Exercise and proper diet are necessary to achieve and maintain weight loss and muscle definition. Consult your physician and follow all safety instructions before beginning any exercise program or using any supplement or nutritional product. The information on our website is not intended to diagnose or treat any medical condition or to replace the advice of a healthcare professional. The Food and Drug Administration has not evaluated these statements. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

    * These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

    ** Results may vary. Exercise and proper diet are necessary to achieve and maintain weight loss and muscle definition. Consult your physician and follow all safety instructions before beginning any exercise program or using any supplement or nutritional product. The information on our website is not intended to diagnose or treat any medical condition or to replace the advice of a healthcare professional. The Food and Drug Administration has not evaluated these statements. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.