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ID:104 Homocysteine, Total
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DescriptionHomocysteine is an amino acid not present in proteins. This test is primarily for diagnosis and monitoring of disorders of homocysteine metabolism. Please contact Biochemical Genetics section of Specialist Laboratory Medicine for further advice if required.
Indication
Additional InfoPlease contact the laboratory for indications. Homocysteine is generated by leukocytes in vitro.
Concurrent Testsna
Dietary RequirementsFasting preferable
Interpretation

DepartmentSpecialist Laboratory Medicine
SampleBlood
TubeEDTA (Haem)
Tube Picture
Collection ConditionsSamples MUST be transported to the laboratory and separated quickly (ideally within 30 minutes of venepuncture).
Min. Vol0.5 mL
Freq.Contact Lab

Ref. Range (Male)<18
Ref. Range (Female)<18
Ref. Range (Paed)
Ref. Range Notes
Unitsumol/L
IP Acute TAT- Contact Laboratory
IP Routine TAT18 days
GP Acute TAT- Contact Laboratory
GP Routine TAT- Contact Laboratory
Turnround CommentNA

Originally edited by : Mick Henderson. Review due on 03/05/2020 10:52:10. Published By RB on 03/05/2019 10:52:10.