Methylation Tests

Methylation Tests

Methylation Tests including genetic markers and more.

This test is useful for

  • Autism
  • Birth Defects
  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Congenital Heart Disease 
  • Detoxification Impairment
  • Down Syndrome
  • General Health and Longevity
  • Genetic Disorders
  • Immune Dysfunction
  • Neurodegenerative Diseases
  • Nutritional Deficiencies
  • Psychiatric Disorders 

Detailed Information

Normal methionine metabolism is absolutely critical for folate-dependent transmethylation, and transsulfuration. Abnormal metabolism of methionine can be found in both genders at any age. It is usually associated with genetic or nutritional deficiencies, aging and exposures to environmental toxins. For example, lead can impair methylation via inhibition of the enzyme methyltetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR). 

Conditions associated with untreated, aberrant methionine metabolism include, but are not limited to:

  • Abnormal neurotransmitter metabolism and psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder
  • Neurodegenerative diseases
  • Autism
  • Dysregulation of nitric acid homeostasis
  • Oxidative stress
  • Global under-methylation, synthesis and repair of DNA
  • Immune dysregulation/autoimmunity
  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Congenital heart disease and birth defects
  • Impaired endogenous detoxification processes 
  • Increased risk for Down syndrome