The MTHFR nomenclature (methylenetetrahydro-folate reductase) stands for both the enzyme and the gene. If the gene has no mutation (wild type), the body can produce sufficient levels of functioning MTHFR enzyme to convert inactive folic acid to active folate (5-MTHF) to be used for the many biochemical processes and pathways in the body it is critical for in maintaining good health.
Since enzyme activity largely depends on shape, the mutated gene will produce a distorted and hence dysfunctional enzyme leading to some loss of enzymatic activity and subsequent downstream health issues. The most common MTHFR gene mutations are at the 677C>T and 1298A>C. Our MTHFR gene test targets the root cause of many issues stemming from a mutated gene.
If you want more than just the MTHFR gene test, we have it. There are two other more comprehensive methylation test options available. They test for the gene mutation and so much more.