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HOMOCYSTEINE

Test Details
Test Name : HOMOCYSTEINE
Alternative Test Names : Hcys, HOMOCYSTEINE
Code: HCSD
Test Overview : A screen for patients who may be at risk for heart disease and stroke. Homocysteine is also a marker for primary or secondary disorders of methionine metabolism.
Test Preparation Instructions : Collect specimen after an 8 hour fast.
Turnaround Time: 2 DAYS
Reference Interval:
Age Reference Interval
Sex Low High Component Low High Units Note
M/F 5 15 Micromole / Litre
Age
Sex Low High Component
M/F

Reference Interval
Low High Units Note
5 15 Micromole / Litre
Specimen Requirements
Specimen Type: Plasma
Container: LAVENDER TOP TUBE (EDTA)
Volume: 1.00mL

Collection Requirements: Centrifuge. Do not use separator gel. Aliquot plasma within 1 hour to a transport tube. Avoid contamination with buffy coat. Refrigerate immediately.
Storage and Transport: Store and ship refrigerated.

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