ABOUT THIS TEST
Homocysteine is a non-essential amino acid produced from the intracellular de-methylation of dietary methionine. There are two major pathways for its further metabolism - trans-sulphuration to cysteine (by a vitamin B6-dependent pathway) or re-methylation to methionine (by a vitamin B12 and folic acid-dependent pathway). Vitamin B2 is also required for homocysteine metabolism on account of its role in the re-cycling and maintenance of folic acid levels. Excess homocysteine accumulates in the plasma when these pathways are not operating at optimum activity.
To read more about this test and view a sample report please visit HERE
This test requires a venous blood sample taken by an appropriately qualified healthcare professional. THIS SAMPLE REQUIRES CENTRIFUGING PRIOR TO RETURNING TO THE LABORATORY
The sample must be returned to the laboratory by next day delivery Mon-Thurs only
If you live in Southern England and would like to arrange this service at your home, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit Phlebotomy & Centrifuge Service.
The investment you have made for this test includes reviewing your results via a phone/skype session of 30-minutes with health mentor, Jenny.
Please allow 2-3 weeks for results. Jenny will email you when your results are ready and to ask you to book your phonecall or skype session HERE
To learn more about how Jenny can support you visit HERE
The Results Review Phonecall with Jenny is intended solely for informational and educational purposes, and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease or illness, or to substitute for the advice of your general practitioner or medical specialist professional regarding specific health conditions.