MTHFR Testing Near You
- Request Testing Online
- Fast MTHFR Test Results
- Rapid Order Processing
- All-Inclusive Price of $161.71
- Same-Day Testing Available
MTHFR Test Near You
Using Push Health, you can easily request a MTHFR test from a licensed medical provider, get tested at a lab near you, and get results electronically. The total fees are $161.71 and include the lab order, lab fees and an electronic copy of the results. This MTHFR test is a blood test.
How It Works
1. Request Online
Place your request online and pay the all-inclusive fees for the MTHFR test.
2. Request Reviewed
A licensed medical provider in your state will review your request and authorize a lab order.
3. Get Tested
Visit an approved Quest Diagnostics lab near you and get tested.
4. Receive Results
Receive your results through your Push Health account.
What is a MTHFR test?
MTHFR, or methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase, is an enzyme that helps metabolize homocysteine in the body. Abnormalities in the MTHFR gene can lead to elevated homocysteine levels which is correlated to elevated cardiovascular risk.
This test checks for mutations in the C677T and A1298C positions.
What's included in the total fees?
The fees include everything that you need to get tested:
- A lab order from a medical provider
- All lab fees
- An electronic copy of your results
Do I need a separate lab order to get tested?
No. A lab order is authorized by a licensed medical provider in your state and is included in the total.
What happens after I place my order?
Your order will be reviewed and approved by a licensed medical provider in your state. Once approved (typically in a few hours or less), you will receive an email notification and information on how to access a PDF of your lab order to take to the lab. If, for some reason at the sole discretion of the licensed medical providers, your request cannot be approved, you will receive a full refund.
Where do I get tested?
We work with Quest Diagnostics and you will be able to get tested at a location found on the lab finder when making your request. You will need to bring your lab order to the lab on the day of testing.
How long will it take to get my results?
It typically takes 4 business days or less.
Can I use my health insurance?
No. Health insurance cannot be used to pay for the services provided. We accept all major credit/debit cards, Health Savings Account (HSA) and Flexible Spending Account (FSA) cards, and PayPal.
MTHFR, or methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase, is an enzyme that is involved with a chemical reaction in the body that leads to the production of 5-methyltetrahydrofolate. 5-methyltetrahydrofolate, also known as levomefolic acid, is important to help clear the body of an amino acid known as homocysteine. At high levels, homocysteine can be poisonous to the body and, without the help of the MTHFR enzyme's activity, homocysteine will accumulate.
The MTHFR gene is found on chromosome 1 in humans. Two of the most important SNPs (single nucleotide polymorphisms) in MTHFR are C677T and A1298C. Said another way, the 677 position in MTHFR can have a cytosine (C) or a thymine (T) variant while the 1298 position can have an adenine (A) or a cytosine (C) variant. Approximately 10% of the North American population has the 677TT genotype which is associated with lower MTHFR enzyme activity due to heightened enzyme heat sensitivity. Additionally, people with the 677TT MTHFR genotype are more sensitive to folic acid intake and can have high plasma homocysteine levels in the setting of low dietary folate.
This MTHFR blood test checks for genetic mutations in the C677T and A1298C positions of the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase gene. To get an MTHFR test at a Quest Diagnostics lab near you, click the button above, complete the medical information questionnaire, select a lab and pay for your blood test. Once your MTHFR lab request is submitted, Push Health will immediately contact licensed medical providers in your state of residence to see if one is willing to approve the test. In almost every case, a licensed provider will approve the MTHFR genetic test for you and it generally happens within one hour or less. Assuming your MTHFR test is approved, you will need to take the lab order to your selected Quest Diagnostics lab and get your blood drawn. Once your MTHFR lab report is available, the ordering provider will review it and release it to you where the MTHFR results will be accessible in your Push Health account.
The MTHFR test is a genetic test and, like the celiac genetic test and the Factor V Leiden test, is not the type of traditional lab test that many medical providers order on a regular basis. Push Health is pleased to connect people with medical providers in their area to get MTHF gene mutation testing.
Last updated September 1, 2019. Given the evolving nature of medicine and science, this information might not be accurate and should not be construed as medical advice or diagnosis / treatment recommendations. Please consult a licensed medical provider if you have additional questions.