What is a Homocysteine test?
Homocysteine is an amino acid that can be linked to many vitamins, like folic acid, B6, and B12. Deficiencies of these vitamins may occur due to elevated levels of Homocysteine. Research suggests that people who have elevated Homocysteine levels have a much greater risk of heart attack or stroke than those with normal levels.
When is the Homocysteine test recommended?
It is recommended:To monitor for heart attack and stroke, especially in people with no risk factors but with a family history of cardiovascular diseases.To find and diagnose inherited diseases called in newborn babies and infants.To detect a deficiency of vitamin B6, B12, or folic acid.
What does it measure?
The Homocysteine test:Analyses the levels of Homocysteine in the blood.Homocysteine is an amino acid that is present in a very small amount in all the cells of the body. That is because the body converts Homocysteine normally into other products quickly. Since vitamins B6, B12, and folate are necessary to metabolise Homocysteine, increased levels of the amino acid may be a sign of deficiency in those vitamins. This test determines the levels of Homocysteine in the blood and urine.Increased Homocysteine may also be related to a higher risk of coronary heart disease, stroke, peripheral vascular disease (fatty deposits in peripheral arteries), and hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis). Higher levels of Homocysteine increase the risk of blood clot formation in vessels and may lead to heart attack and stroke.
How long will the reports take?
You will get the reports within 3 days after the collection of the blood sample.
What is the cost of the Homocysteine test in Bangalore?
The cost of the Homocysteine test in Bangalore is Rs. 1380.
How often should I get tested for the Homocysteine test?
The Homocysteine test is prescribed by your doctor after completing the assessment of your conditions.
What are the normal values of the Homocysteine test?
6.6–14.8 μmol/L 4.7–12.6 μmol/L
What is the type of sample required?
This test requires a blood sample.
What time should I get the test done?
This test can be taken at any time during the day.
Is fasting required for a Homocysteine test?
Fasting is not required for this test.
Any other precautions to be taken before getting myself tested for a Homocysteine test?
There are no specific precautions for this test.
How can I book a Homocysteine test in Bangalore?
Log into www.orangehealth.in and submit your details. Our highly trained, professional, and vaccinated eMedics will be at your doorstep within 60 minutes or at the time booked by you.
Why should I book a Homocysteine test with Orange Health Labs in Bangalore?
Orange Health Labs is the fastest diagnostic lab. With us, you can get tested at home within 60 minutes of placing an order anywhere in Bangalore. Our trained, professional, and vaccinated e Medic will be at your doorstep at the time selected by you. Your sample is safely transported at the optimal temperature to our NABL accredited and ICMR approved lab. The results will be delivered to you faster too!