This test is primarily used for the diagnosis and monitoring of disorders of homocysteine metabolism.
Contact Biochemical Genetics laboratory for further advice if required.
|Turn Around||18 days|
|Send to||Specialist Laboratory Medicine
St James hospital
|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.
|Telepath||Total homocysteine: HCYS2J|
|ICE Codes||Total homocysteine: LHCYS|