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.
What type of specimen will I submit?
This Homocysteine Test is a blood test.
Do I need to fast to take this test?
An 8-12 hour fast is recommended before testing.
How long does it take to get test results?
It typically takes 4 business days or less.