Homocysteine

Your homocysteine score predicts your risk of more than 100 diseases and medical conditions and is a very strong predictor of your risk of cardiovascular disease but as homocysteine levels are dependant on a supply of particular nutrients it is very easy to fix.

Recent findings suggest that laboratory testing for plasma homocysteine levels can improve the assessment of risk for cardiovascular disease. This may be particularly important in patients with a personal or family history of cardiovascular disease, but in whom the well-established risk factors (smoking, high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure) do not exist.

Conditions associated with elevated levels of Homocysteine:

  • Alcoholism
  • Cognitive decline
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Depression
  • Intermittent claudication
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Myocardial infarction
  • Osteoporosis
  • Peripheral vascular disease
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Stroke

What causes elevated homocysteine levels?

Nutrient deficiencies including Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12 and Folic acid.

Increased age

Lifestyle choices including high cigarette, alcohol or coffee intake

Genetic factors can predispose some individuals to increased homocysteine levels

Certain prescription drugs can elevate levels of homocysteine.

What is being measured

Homocysteine

Specimen requirements

1 blood sample.

Before taking the test

No special requirements

Turnaround time

12 days

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