My naturopath has suggested that I ask my GP for a pathology form for this test so it can be bulk billed. Will my GP do this?
Legally, GPs can request that a test be bulk billed only if it is ‘clinically relevant’. Because a variation in your MTHFR gene will not affect any treatment of any condition you might have, it cannot be bulk billed.
I've had some pregnancy losses, so I’d like to have the test to see if an MTHFR variation is the cause.
It’s very distressing to have experienced pregnancy losses, and it is natural to want to know the cause of them, but unfortunately the test won’t provide a reason for your losses.2