The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Homocysteine, Total

Homocysteine, Total

This test is primarily used for the diagnosis and monitoring of disorders of homocysteine metabolism.

Contact Biochemical Genetics laboratory for further advice if required.

ID 29958
Availability Weekdays
Turn Around 18 days
Send to Specialist Laboratory Medicine
Block 46
St James hospital
Beckett Street
Collection Con Minimum volume: 0.5 mL

Instructions for lab: Separate plasma from cells and write time sample is separated on request card. Send to Block 46. If storage required (overnight or over the weekend) store refrigerated at 2-8ºC.

Please discuss with Biochemical Genetics lab prior to rejecting any samples.
Frequency Usually once a week
Sample REQ Plasma. Please send sample ASAP to the lab (ideally samples to be separated within 30 minutes of venepuncture).
Ref. Range Notes Reference Range: <18.0.
A value between 18 and 30 indicates mild hyperhomocystinaemia.
Units µmol/L
Telepath Total homocysteine: HCYS2J
ICE Codes Total homocysteine: LHCYS