MTHFR is an enzyme that helps process folate, a form of vitamin B, which plays an important role in DNA synthesis and regulation of homocysteine levels. Major substrates include methotrexate, a drug commonly used in chemotherapy and rheumatoid arthritis. Patients who are initiating folate or methotrexate therapies or have a history of adverse effects or treatment failure should consider MTHFR genotyping.
Indication for Testing
Individuals with a personal or family history of adverse drug effects to methotrexate. Confirm the presence of genotypes that affect the metabolism of drugs that are metabolized by this pathway.
Please call Client Services at 800-837-8362 to order testing supplies.
Swabs: 4 sterile swabs
Blood: 5-10 cc whole blood lavender-top EDTA or Yellow-top ACD-A tubes
Turnaround Time: 7 business days, faster turnaround available for clinical trials
MTHFR Mutation DNA Analysis (provided for your guidance only)
If you would like to learn more about MTHFR, click here to view the short webinar, Introducing the MTHFR Gene.