Homocysteine is an amino acid that plays a role in forming the lipid plaques that clog blood vessels. It's newest use is as a screen for people at high risk for heart attack or stroke; for example, it may be useful in patients who have a family history of coronary artery disease but no other known risk factors.

Test Requirements

  • Blood sample

Preparation for Your Test

  • Wear a short sleeved shirt or a shirt with sleeves that roll up easily.

The cost of this test is $30.

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