Test Categories Included in the Behavioral Health Panel
|TEST CATEGORIES||EFFECT ON DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY|
|COMT||Central to dopamine metabolism; Heavily associated with propensity to worry|
|MTHFR||Key to maintaining levels of activated folate which may aid in preventing depression|
|Vitamin B12||Tests for a gene central to optimal B12 levels; B12 deficiency is a depression risk factor|
|Vitamin D||Vitamin D helps mood regulation within the hippocampus, amygdala and thalamus regions of the brain|
|Cytochrome P450||CYP2D6 and CYP2C19 are key to metabolism and activation of antidepressant medications|
We will send you the test kit with 3 buccal swabs. You need to send it back to Invivo Clinical via guaranteed 1 pm next day delivery at your own cost. The results come back to us and we will post them into your patient portal.
If you like to discuss the results we can do this in a separate consultation with Dr Frey.