Turnaround Time: 3 weeks
Test Type: Kit Based - Whole Blood


Methylation refers to the biochemical pathway in which methyl groups (one carbon and three hydrogen atoms) are added to molecules. Because it is involved in nearly all of the body’s functions, it contributes to countless biological processes including:

  •  Detoxification
  •  Energy production
  •  Genetic expression/DNA repair
  •  Inflammatory, immune, and stress response
  •  Neurotransmitter balance
  •  Production and recycling of glutathione

An inability to methylate properly can disrupt any of these processes, ultimately compromising one’s health as the body is not able to effectively respond due to the shortage of methyl groups. Impaired detoxification, cardiovascular disease, neurological problems, and weakened immune functioning in general, are some conditions linked to undermethylation 


Collection Details:

Patient Preparation:


Specimen Type: Whole Blood

Container: 1 Purple Top

Fasting: Not required


  • Mix by inverting 5-6 times.
  • Do not centrifuge or freeze.
  • Label tube with patient name, DOB, and date of collection.
  • Ship in refrigerated kit provided.