Methylation Panel Test Prep


Instructions for Clinicians and Patients


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 — CLINICIANS — 

Important Prep Before Patient Takes Test

Medications May Impact Results

  • Discontinuing medications is at the discretion of your physician
  • It is unknown if certain medications impact the results of this test
  • SAM-e supplementation and amino acid formulas may impact results

 — CLINICIANS — 

4 Days Before The Test

  • Some clinicians choose to discontinue non-essential nutritional supplements, such as B-vitamins, to get a "baseline" reading
  • Some clinicians choose to continue nutritional supplementation to assess the efficacy of treatments

Night Before The Test

  • Patients must fast overnight prior to the blood draw
  • Freeze the enclosed freezer brick a minimum of 8 hours. Be sure to have the patient bring it with the collection pack to blood draw

The Day of The Test

  • Patient needs to complete buccal swab collection at home and bring with them to blood draw
  • The neutral (grey) tube and freezer bricks must be frozen prior to shipping
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 — PATIENTS — 

Important Prep Before Patient Takes Test

  • Schedule your blood draw with your physician

Medications May Impact Results

Do not discontinue any medication without first speaking with your physician.

  • Discontinuing medications is at the discretion of your physician
  • It is unknown if certain medications impact the results of this test
  • SAM-e supplementation and amino acid formulas may impact results

 — PATIENTS — 

4 Days Before The Test

  • Some clinicians choose to discontinue non-essential nutritional supplements, such as B-vitamins, to get a "baseline" reading
  • Some clinicians choose to continue nutritional supplementation to assess the efficacy of treatments
  • If you are unsure whether to stop any medications or supplements, contact your healthcare provider

Night Before the Test

  • Patients must fast overnight prior to the blood draw
  • Freeze the enclosed freezer brick a minimum of 8 hours. Be sure to bring it along with the collection pack to your blood draw
  • Brush and floss your teeth as you regularly would, but do not use mouthwash

Morning of Collection (If Genomics Add-Ons Were Ordered):

  • Buccal swab specimen must be collected immediately upon rising. Do not brush, floss, eat or drink anything other
  • Just prior to collection, thoroughly wash your hands with soap
  • Collect as indicated on the instructions. Make sure to bring envelope containing the swabs with you to your blood draw
More Info – Methylation Panel Order Page

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