MTHFR Gene Mutation via Swab


Discover your MTHFR genetic blueprint with our MTHFR Gene Test Buccal Swab. This simple, non-invasive test, which is completed as an at-home swab, provides crucial insights into how your body processes Folate and amino acids, crucial for understanding your health and wellness.

We offer testing through our trusted partner – Nutripath, and provide our own additional report on the test and its results, with personalised nutritional recommendations.

Turnaround Time: 7 Business Days


Nutripath Patient Brochure

Nutripath Sample Report (Fairfield Nutrition will provide a report in addition)


The MTHFR Gene Test Buccal Swab offers a comprehensive look into the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) enzyme’s functionality in your body. This enzyme is vital for processing amino acids and is intricately involved in the metabolism of folate and homocysteine, two compounds critical for cellular functions and overall health.

Key Benefits:

  • Non-Invasive Testing: Easy and painless buccal swab collection.
  • Insight into Folate Metabolism: Understand how your body processes vital nutrients.
  • Personalized Health Strategies: Tailor your diet and supplementation based on your genetic makeup.
  • Risk Assessment: Identify predispositions to elevated homocysteine levels, which can inform health and lifestyle decisions.

Who May Benefit: Individuals interested in personalized health insights, those experiencing health concerns potentially linked to folate metabolism or homocysteine levels, or anyone curious about their genetic predisposition to certain health conditions may find this test particularly beneficial.

Please note: This test is for informational purposes and not intended to diagnose or treat any condition. Results should be discussed with a healthcare professional.

More Detail on Genes Tested

The MTHFR gene test offers insightful data relevant to numerous health conditions, primarily due to the critical function of methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR). This enzyme is essential for metabolising homocysteine, an amino acid in the blood. A common mutation within this gene is C677T, which, when present, may necessitate supplementation. Individuals possessing two copies of this mutation, known as being homozygous (one from each parent), are at an elevated risk of elevated homocysteine levels, especially if their dietary intake of folate is insufficient.

Additionally, another mutation, A1298C, in conjunction with C677T, is associated with increased homocysteine levels. NutriPATH offers the MTHFR gene test, which can be conducted using blood, blood spot, or a buccal swab, providing a convenient means to assess the potential risk and guide appropriate interventions.

MTHFR Swab in Mouth
MTHFR Gene Mutation via Swab