Homocysteine Blood Test
- Heart Health
Heart Health (1 Biomarker)
Special instructionsDo not eat for 12 hours prior to your test. Drink plenty of water, if you take medication then you are allowed to take it as you would normally.
As vitamins B6, B12 and folate are required to break down homocysteine in the body, and an increased homocysteine level may be a sign of deficiency in these vitamins. Homocysteine can be lowered through increased intake of vitamin B12 and folic acid.
Why take this test?
- You want to find out whether you are at risk of having a heart attack or stroke
- You have a family history of cardiovascular disease
- You have had a heart attack or stroke and wish to monitor levels of homocysteine
- You want to see if you are folate or vitamin B12 deficient
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