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The SAMe/SAH Methylation Profile provides a functional assessment by evaluating the plasma levels of methionine, cysteine, SAM, SAH, homocysteine, and cystathionine. In addition, this test provides the important “methylation index,” a ratio of SAM to SAH.
The methylation profile tests for:
The stable metabolism of methionine is very important for the cellular methylation of DNA, proteins, and neurotransmitters. Abnormal methionine metabolism may appear in anyone at any age. Usually associated with genetic/nutritional deficiencies, exposure to environmental toxins, and aging. Furthermore, it is linked with a variety of symptoms such as cancer and cardiovascular disease.
The methylation profile test can be ordered due to the following conditions:
Trained physicians will often order the methylation profile test to refine the results from a whole blood histamine test for the treatment of methylation.
By evaluating the plasma levels of cysteine, methionine, SAM, SAH, homocysteine, and cystathionine, the methylation profile allows for a ratio of SAM to SAH also known as “methylation index” to be calculated. Test results will guide trained physicians on how to provide nutritional support to improve/normalize methionine metabolism, therefore, improving or preventing adverse conditions linked with inadequate methylation.
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Please note that the SAMe/SAH Methylation Profile Plasma test requires a blood draw. There will be additional blood draw fees associated with the specimen collection from the local laboratory/clinic that performs the draw.