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Do You Want A Glimpse of Your Genetic Makeup? Take Control of Your Health. MTHFR Genotyping Offered at Integrative Medicine of New Jersey

SpectraCell Laboratories’ MTHFR Genotyping Test looks at subtle differences in the MTHFR gene called a polymorphism or SNP (Single Nucleotide Polymorphism), which is a genetic variation that can either increase or decrease a person’s risk for a disease, but does not by itself cause disease. Determining your MTHFR genotype gives you valuable information about your body’s ability to methylate. Methylation is a crucial part of cell processes and reduced function has been linked to a plethora of medical conditions including autism, bipolar, depression, schizophrenia, neural tube defects, cardiovascular disease, venous thrombosis, diabetic retinopathy, osteoporosis and cancer. Those with high homocysteine levels, a familial history of cardiovascular disease, stroke, or thrombosis and those who are candidates for long-term methotrexate therapy should be tested. A simple blood test can tell you if you have variant copies of this MTHFR gene, and based on your test results, Dr. Sherman can develop dietary and nutritional recommendations.

Call Integrative Medicine of New Jersey at (973) 736-5300 to schedule your appointment for MTHFR genotype testing.