The Homocysteine test measures homocysteine levels to identify abnormal elevation, which could be associated with health conditions. This can prompt useful interventions and form health protocols.
The Homocysteine test measures homocysteine levels in the blood to identify if they are abnormally raised.
Homocysteine is produced by intracellular demethylation of methionine and is metabolised by trans-methylation and trans-sulfation pathways. This metabolism is dependent on nutrients that include vitamin B12, B6 and folate, meaning that elevated levels of homocysteine have been linked with deficiencies of these nutrients.
Elevated levels of homocysteine are also a well known risk factor for cardiovascular disease. In addition, they are associated with dementia, osteoporosis and hypothyroidism.
This test is recommended for those who have or who suspect cardiovascular disease, dementia, osteoporosis, hypothyroidism or vitamin deficiencies. It can also be used to evaluate homocysteine levels as part of general health investigations.
This test requires a blood sample via a blood draw procedure, which must be performed by a doctor or phlebotomist. To book a blood draw, please see ‘Find a blood draw’ at regeneruslabs.com.
Please note, the price of this test includes sample shipping to Regenerus UK for processing (then forwarded to Medical Diagnosis Ltd in the UK for analysis).