Homocysteine Test

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Last Updated: 03 May 2022

A homocysteine test determines the quantity of homocysteine in your blood. Homocysteine is a type of amino acid, a chemical your body uses to make proteins. Normally, vitamin B12, vitamin B6, and folic acid break down homocysteine and change it into other substances your body demands. Other names: overall homocysteine, plasma complete homocysteine A homocysteine test might be used to: Find out if you have deficiency in vitamin B12, B6, or folic acid. Most U. S. states require all infants to get a homocysteine blood test as part of routine newborn testing. Screen for cardiovascular disease in people at high risk for cardiac arrest or stroke; Monitor people that have heart problem. You might additionally require this test if you go to high risk for cardiovascular disease due to prior heart issues or a family background of heart problem. Excess degrees of homocysteine can construct up in the arteries, which may increase your risk of blood clots, heart attack, and stroke.

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