Your doctor may ask you to go for this test for these reasons,
- To detect vitamin B12, B6 and folic acid deficiencies
- To detect homocystinuria
- To monitor people who are at high risk of heart attack and stroke
When to get tested?
If you are having symptoms of folic acid and vitamin B deficiencies, including
- Pale skin
- Tingling sensation in the hand and feet
- Painful tongue and mouth
You also need this test if you have heart disease, and family history of heart disease.
A small amount of blood will be drawn through a vein in your arm. The homocysteine test price is economical.
You might be required to fast (no drink and food) for about 8 to 12 hours before going for the test. The homocysteine test cost is affordable.
The factors which may affect your test results are:
- Drinking alcohol
- Vitamin B supplements
An elevated homocysteine level indicates high risk of heart disease, vitamins deficiencies, and homocystinuria. However, do consult with your doctor for a better understanding of your test results. You can now book a homocysteine test online as well.