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Homocysteine test

  • ✓ Measures your homocysteine level
  • ✓ Detects possible vitamin deficiencies
  • ✓ Clear report in English

345 SEK

Paid on site

Description

Homocysteine, which is an amino acid (building block of protein) is formed in the body in connection with metabolism. When we eat food, it is converted into energy, during the conversion homocysteine ​​is created. For this process to work, the body depends on a sufficient amount of both B vitamins and enzymes.

Homocysteine ​​is measured through a blood test and gives an answer to the homocysteine ​​value. An elevated homocysteine ​​value is not seen as serious and usually does not cause any problems. Sometimes there are reasons why the homocysteine ​​value is high, but not always.

The homocysteine ​​value may be elevated caused by other factors such as e.g. certain medicines, various diseases or if you are deficient in vitamin B12, vitamin B6 and folic acid/folate etc. By measuring the homocysteine ​​value, a possible deficiency of vitamins B6, B12 and folate can be detected, as the homocysteine ​​levels rise even before the levels of vitamins B6, B12 and folate fall.

This is how it works: The test is a blood test that is carried out through a venous blood sample during a physical visit to the selected sampling unit.

Sample response: You normally have a response within 6 working days after taking the sample. The test answer is sent digitally to your e-mail. Together with your test results, you will receive a report in Swedish about your values ​​and the doctor's comment. In case of major deviations from the reference value, the doctor will call you.

To think about: Be on site approx. 15 minutes before sampling and follow the instructions on site..

Remember: Bring valid identification with you when taking the sample.

Information

Causes of elevated homocysteine ​​values

The most common cause of an elevated homocysteine ​​value is reduced kidney function, this is something everyone gets when they get older. Elevated homocysteine ​​levels also occur with a lack of folic acid or vitamin B12 (cobalamin) or B6, which is often caused by malnutrition or reduced absorption of nutrients from the gut. It can also be due to lifestyle factors such as stress and smoking or poor diet and drinks such as large amounts of tea, coffee or alcohol, fatty foods and a lack of fish and vegetables.

People with low metabolism, psoriasis, kidney disease or people taking medicines containing the active substance metformin (used for type 2 diabetes) or omeprazole (for heartburn and stomach ulcers) may have elevated homocysteine ​​levels.

Low metabolism and osteoporosis are diseases that can lead to an elevated homocysteine ​​value.

Why should I do a homocysteine ​​test?

By testing yourself, you gain insights into your homocysteine ​​levels and whether a possible elevated value could be behind other deficiencies, such as a lack of folate or vitamin B12 and vitamin B6.

Health Markers

  • ✓ Homocysteine

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This is how the test works

The sampling is performed by experienced staff at one of our clinics in Stockholm and Gothenburg. Test results and (including any travel certificate) are sent digitally via e-mail.

1. Book a time

We will always send you the test result within the same day.

2. Sampling

Simple, safe and smooth sampling.

3. Analysis

The sample is sent for analysis.

4. Result or travel certificate

The result is sent digitally.

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