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SNP MTHFR Combined Buccal Swab Add- on - Genova Test Kit

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The SNP MTHFR Combined Buccal Swab Add-on - Genova Test Kit detects C677T and A1298C mutations in the MTHFR gene.


Test Code:




Buccal Swab


Fasting for at least 10-12 hours is required. Ship to lab Monday-Thursday only. Please read the directions and collection procedures before starting the test.

Test Results:

14 days once the lab receives the specimen. May take longer based on weather, holiday, or lab delays.

What is the purpose of this test?

Order this SNP MTHFR Combined Buccal Swab Add-on - Genova Test Kit, which detects C677T and A1298C mutations in the MTHFR gene through a simple buccal swab. It has been found that the MTHFR gene plays a crucial role in many vital bodily functions, such as brain chemistry, immune health, inflammation, energy production, cardiovascular health, and more. By undergoing a straightforward and non-invasive cheek swab test, you can quickly determine whether you possess this gene's common variants (C677T and A1298C). This information can be incredibly useful in understanding your body's unique needs and developing a personalized approach to optimize your health and well-being.


Optimal methylation increases energy levels, mood, and overall wellness. However, impaired methylation can result in fatigue, depression, irritability, infection vulnerability, brain fog, and toxicity. This SNP MTHFR Combined Buccal Swab Add-on - Genova Test Kit examines gene variants, also known as SNPs:


  • MTHFR (C677T, A1298C) – Methyl tetrahydrofolate Reductase - Changes in this enzyme's genetic makeup can interfere with the breakdown of homocysteine, leading to its buildup and reduced methylation. These specific genetic variations can heighten the chances of developing cardiovascular disease, damaging blood vessels, forming blood clots, experiencing a stroke, and accelerating aging.


Genetic testing lets you learn more about your DNA and potential health risks. Genetic variants can be thought of as puzzle pieces that, when examined, can help you take preventative measures. Even though gene variants don't change, understanding them can help you make informed decisions about your diet, supplements, and lifestyle to maintain good health.


Individuals should note that this test is only offered as an add-on for the following Genova Diagnostics test kits:


  • NutrEval® FMV (GD3000)
  • NutrEval® Plasma (GD3001)
  • Metabolomix+ - FMV Urine (GD3200)


Don't hesitate to contact Walk-In Lab's Customer Service at 1-800-539-6119 if you are interested in this add-on test, as additional charges will be applied.


When should I order a SNP MTHFR Combined Buccal Swab Add-on - Genova Test Kit?

Individuals may order this add-on test if:


  • Their blood test revealed higher-than-normal levels of homocysteine.
  • One of their close relatives has been diagnosed with a change in the MTHFR gene.
  • If they or any of their immediate family members have a history of early heart or blood vessel disease.


If you have been prescribed methotrexate, a medication used to treat certain types of cancer, psoriasis, and rheumatoid arthritis, your healthcare provider may suggest an MTHFR gene test. This test can help determine how well your body can utilize the medication, and the outcomes can aid your provider in selecting a proper and effective dosage.

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