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3-Methyl Histidine Quantitative Serum Test

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3-Methyl histidine is a byproduct of skeletal muscle breakdown and is present in the blood in trace amounts. Its levels reflect the rate of skeletal muscle protein breakdown in the body.

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3-Methyl Histidine Quantitative Serum Test Price

Metropolis Healthcare is a leading diagnostics centre and pathology lab in India equipped with the latest state-of-the-art technologies that provides the 3-Methyl Histidine Quantitative Serum Test with a clear pricing structure.

The 3-Methyl Histidine Quantitative Serum Test Price in Mumbai is ₹ 6,510 .

We are committed to deliver accurate and quality results from the best labs in India with complete transparency regarding test cost and turnaround time. No matter where you are, we strive to offer patients high-quality service that is affordable and accessible.

Frequently Asked Questions

This test measures the levels of 3-Methyl histidine in your blood.

This test is helpful in diagnosing muscular disorders and assessing their severity. It may be used to

  • Diagnose muscle atrophy caused by disuse or diseases such as muscular dystrophy.
  • Monitor the effectiveness of treatment for muscular disorders.
  • Assess nutritional status and monitor protein intake.

Your doctor may recommend this test if you have

  • Symptoms suggestive of muscle weakness, such as difficulty climbing stairs or lifting objects.
  • A previous diagnosis of muscular dystrophy or other muscle disorders.
  • A history of prolonged immobilisation.
  • Nutritional deficiencies or malabsorption syndromes that affect protein metabolism.

Low levels of 3-Methyl histidine suggest decreased protein breakdown, while high levels can indicate muscle wasting due to disuse or disease.

For this test, a healthcare professional will draw a blood sample from your arm. The procedure is quick and relatively painless. 

To prepare for this test:

  • Fast for at least 8 hours before the test; only water is allowed.
  • Inform your doctor of all medications and supplements you are taking before the test, as some drugs may interfere with the results.
  • Please reach out to your healthcare provider for any specific requirements.

Other tests that may be ordered alongside this test include the following:

  • Creatine kinase testing: This test measures the levels of an enzyme that indicates muscle damage or injury.
  • Electromyography (EMG): This evaluates nerve and muscle function.
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI): This images the body to detect muscle abnormalities.

Muscular dystrophy is a group of disorders characterised by progressive muscle weakness and wasting due to a genetic mutation. Symptoms usually begin in childhood and worsen over time, leading to difficulty walking, standing, and performing daily activities.

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