Our doctor’s recommend genetic testing through AncestryDNA for many of our patients, especially patients who are discussing genetics, methylation, and MTHFR. This test provides valuable information about your genes and how they affect your health!
Once you have completed your AncestryDNA testing, you will need to download and submit the “raw data” to a third party site to create a variant report. We recommend MTHFR Support as the best third party option.
To get started just go to https://www.ancestry.com/dna/ and order a test kit. When the kit arrives, follow the instructions, and then mail back your saliva sample. Approximately 4 weeks later, AncestryDNA will contact you to let you know your raw data is available. The cost for this test is $99.
Once you have downloaded your raw data, you will need to visit another website to have your data formatted into a PDF document containing your genetic health information. Go to http://www.mthfrsupport.com/ and follow the instructions for “Sterling’s App.” Once ordered, you will immediately be able to download a PDF document. The cost for this $30. This report includes 50+ pages of data that is color coded for easy reading. It is the most useful genetic report available and it will provide the genetic information necessary to better understand your health condition.
If you are interested in expanding your personal knowledge of genetics, methylation, and the root causes of chronic disease, we invite you to purchase Dr. Rostenberg’s book Your Genius Body. Your Genius Body blends the topics of gut health, brain function, hormone balance and methylation into a powerful, eye-opening experience. You can purchase Dr. Rostenberg’s book below. If you have any questions please contact our office at 208.322.7755.