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.
Inclusions: analysis for this analyte only.
Special Instructions: Send to lab immediately. Sample should be separated and frozen within four hours. Sample must be transported to laboratory on ice.
Attendance Restrictions: A morning Mon - Thur appointment required.
Laboratory Notes: Normal Range: <15Desirable: < 10Increased risk of Cardio vascular disease:> 15
Sample Container: 1 x Lavender