This test measures the blood Homocysteine level.
What is a Homocysteine Test?
The Homocysteine Test is a blood test that checks the Homocysteine level.
Why is a Homocysteine test important?
Homocysteine is an amino acid that results from the breakdown of another amino acid called methionine. Several B vitamins are important for recycling homocysteine in the body. Some research suggests that elevated homocysteine levels may promote blood vessel damage and increase the risk of heart attack and stroke.
*An 8-12 hour fast is recommended before testing. Please stay hydrated prior to blood draw.