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Homocysteine Test Overview

Homocysteine test measures the amount of homocysteine in your blood. Homocysteine is a type of amino acid used to make proteins. Vitamin B12, vitamin B6, and folic acid helps to break down homocysteine and change it into other substances your body needs. If you have high levels of homocysteine in your blood, it may be associated with a vitamin deficiency, heart disease, or a rare inherited disorder (homocysteinuria)

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Summary Price Of Homocysteine Test

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The cost of Homocysteine Test in India varies as per the city in India.

The average price of Homocysteine Test ranges from ₹900 to ₹1440.

The price for the test in the following cities is:

  • Chennai: ₹1,250
  • Delhi: ₹1,150
  • Mumbai: ₹1,350
  • Pune: ₹1,250

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Frequently Asked Questions

Homocysteine test is done to check for deficiency of Folic Acid, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B12.
It is also used to screen for heart disease in people at high risk for heart attack or stroke
Also used to help diagnose a rare inherited disorder called homocystinuria in newborns

Homocysteine test measures the amount of Homocysteine in serum

Homocysteine test requires a blood sample. A tourniquet (elastic) band is placed tightly on the upper arm. The patient is then asked to make a fist. This helps in the build-up of blood filling the veins. The skin is disinfected before needle insertion and the blood sample is collected in vacutainer.

High levels of Homocysteine may occur in patients deficient in Vitamin B12, B6 and Folic Acid
High levels occur in homocystinuria which is a rare genetic disorder of methionine metabolism.  Homocysteine is also an important marker for risk assessment of coronary artery disease. 
In pregnancy Homocysteine levels are low. Increased  Homocysteine is associated with increased risk of foetal defects, pre-eclampsia and recurrent pregnancy loss

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