|Description||Homocysteine 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.|
|Additional Info||Please contact the laboratory for indications.
Homocysteine is generated by leukocytes in vitro.|
|Dietary Requirements||Fasting preferable|
|Department||Specialist Laboratory Medicine|
|Collection Conditions||Samples MUST be transported to the laboratory and separated quickly (ideally within 30 minutes of venepuncture).|
|Min. Vol||0.5 mL|
|Ref. Range (Male)||<18|
|Ref. Range (Female)||<18|
|Ref. Range (Paed)|
|Ref. Range Notes|
|IP Acute TAT||- Contact Laboratory|
|IP Routine TAT||18 days|
|GP Acute TAT||- Contact Laboratory|
|GP Routine TAT||- Contact Laboratory|
Originally edited by : Mick Henderson. Review due on 03/05/2020 10:52:10. Published By RB on 03/05/2019 10:52:10.