Homocysteine is an amino acid (building block of protein) that 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.
This test analyzes your homocysteine level in the body. An elevated homocysteine value is not seen as serious and usually does not cause any serious problems, but can be an indication of reduced kidney function. 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 or folate. 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.
Amino acids is a collective name for chemical compounds that are used as building blocks in the body to create proteins.
It is important that you follow the specific instructions regarding fasting, time of sampling and any medications before you leave your sample. If there are specific indications for your test, you will find them above in the yellow information box. If you follow the steps below, you will be well prepared regardless of which test your sampling is for:
The referral is available digitally at the sampling unit. Here you can read our guidelines for leaving samples.
The sampling is carried out by experienced staff at the selected sampling unit for your health test or health check. Test answers and results are sent securely digitally via e-mail.
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Put the health tests or health checks you want to buy in the shopping cart then go to checkout and choose the payment option that suits you. After completed payment you will receive an order confirmation and your referral will be sent electronically to the sampling unit you have chosen and will be ready for your visit.Read more
We collaborate with one of Swedens largest laboratories, Unilabs, so that you as a customer will receive the highest possible quality. This is where you go for sampling performed by their experienced staff. The analysis is performed by authorized personnel at Unilabs.Read more
To create your own referral select the specific markers you want to test for in the shopping cart. When you complete your purchase, a separate referral is created based on your choices.Read more
It usually takes 2-5 working days to get your test results, these are sent to you continuously as the analysis is done. The doctors comment will appear in the final report when all test results have been received.Read more
No, blood tests do not replace contact with the healthcare system, which together with medical history, clinical examinations and possible blood tests can make a diagnosis.Read more