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The methylation cofactors panel evaluates methylmalonate and Formiminoglutamate levels. Elevations of methylmalonate is associated with Vitamin B12 deficiency as it is required as a cofactor for conversion of methylmalonate to succinyl-CoA.
Formiminoglutamate (FIGLU) is made from the amino acid, Histidine. Elevated levels of FIGLU is associated with a deficiency of folic acid. Folic acid is especially critical for prenatal and childhood development.
• Cognitive decline
• Preconception care
• Mental health disorders
• Cardiovascular disease
• High folate supplementation
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