Higher levels of homocysteine may imply a deficiency in the process of 'methylation' - which may affect the production of B vitamins, and ultimately lead to deficiencies of them (eg vitamin B12 and Folate). Reduction of the level of homocysteine is also desirable for optimising long term health, in particular reducing lifetime risk of heart disease, and possibly for reducing fatigue.
This private blood analysis for Homocysteine is accessible at over thirty one Spire clinics around the UK.
Included in every test for Homocysteine are a Doctors Referral, all Phlebotomy fees (your blood taken at a Private Hospital), all laboratory fees and includes our GP comments.
Test Name: Homocysteine
GP Referral: GP Referral is included
Target Turn Around Time in working days: 8
Test Inclusions: analysis for this analyte only.
Fasting Required: Fast for 8 hours
Sample Required: 1 x Lavender
Attendance Restriction: A morning Mon - Thur appointment required.
Laboratory Notes: Normal Range: <15Desirable: < 10Increased risk of Cardio vascular disease:> 15
How do you get a Blood Test?
1. Order Online. Select your required blood test from our test menu.
2. Arrange your sample collection appointment/blood draw. (Ensure you have checked if you need to fast before attending your blood draw).
3. Wait for your blood test results, once they’re ready we will send them to you via email within the turnaround time stated on the website.
Do I need a Doctors referral to use this service?
No you do not require a Doctor’s Referral, we provide one when you have placed an order. This is free of charge, and a consultation is not required unless stated on certain tests.
How soon will I get my blood test results?
The turnaround time is a guide only, and will sometimes depend upon assay run schedules. Most results are provided within the time frame provided, but there may be technical difficulties, or the results may need to be re-run to check accuracy, or our Doctor may be held up passing comment. We can easily give you a status report, so please do email us or phone us to chase results, not the Laboratory itself.
Are blood tests accurate?
We only associate with fully accredited laboratories which are often used by the NHS.
If I have a blood test will it remain confidential?
Our blood tests are 100% confidential and all results/comments are sent to your dedicated email address you provide us with upon ordering. Alternatively, you can let the team know and we can post your results to you.