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(Vitamin E Metabolism) 

qPCR SNP Detection Kit

VIEM (Vitamin E Metabolism) qPCR SNP Detection Kit


The CD36 gene affects the digestibility of fats in the body. Adverse changes in this gene may be the reason for the predisposition to ineffective metabolism of vitamin E, which is absorbed only in the presence of fats.




Vitamin E Metabolism






1 × Nuclease-Free Water
1 × 2xSNP MasterMix
1 × Oligos Set
1 × Positive Control Set


100 rxns


-25°C to -15°C


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Did you know...?

Vitamin E, α-tocopherol, is an essential micronutrient and, next to vitamin C, one of the strongest antioxidants. For this reason, vitamin E is called the "vitamin of youth". It also has a strong anti-inflammatory effect. In addition, research has shown that vitamin E may reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. Vitamin E also contributes to the maintenance of the proper functions of the reproductive organs of men and women, while during pregnancy, an optimal amount aids in the development of the fetus. In people with cancer, vitamin E supplementation during the treatment period may reduce the incidence and severity of side effects of their therapy.

Why vitamin E is it important?

When there is a lack of vitamin E, it can lead to muscle weakness, tingling and numbness of the limbs, problems with motor coordination and walking. This is the so-called peripheral neuropathy. It is caused by damage to the nerve fibers. Vitamin E deficiency can also lead to weakening of the visual receptors, which are found in the retina, among others. If we lack vitamin E, we can suffer from lowered immunity and face various types of infections more often. Vitamin E deficiency can also accompany some chronic diseases, including celiac disease or chronic pancreatitis.

How the test is performed?

The CD36 gene is responsible for the metabolism of vitamin E. SNP analysis using our reagents is fast and accurate. Thanks to the IFU instructions included in the kit, the technician can easily interpret the results. The reaction lasts about 2 hours, and the temperature-time profile is selected so that the laboratory can analyze several genes simultaneously using one device. Ready-to-use reagents are included in the kit. It is enough for the lab technician to add each of them in the right proportion and the reaction is ready. Quickly, easily and professionally.

Why is it worth doing a genetic test?

In an era of excessive working hours and overstimulation, many people want to know the causes of their fatigue, deteriorating skin or nervous problems. Young people want to know as much as possible about themselves and be aware of the risks. This will allow them to prepare or avoid many problems. The study of vitamin E metabolism will give them information on how to eat, what cosmetics to use and what may await them in the future.

What can be done after the test result?

A professional approach to the client will inspire his trust and ignite the desire to learn about other genes. Without the need for sequencing, you can access information about many DNA fragments that affect key parameters of our lives.