HCY Test Kit

BackDuration: 10 minutes

Aids risk assessment for cardiovascular diseases and vitamin deficiencies

Clinical significance of test

Homocysteine is a produced when methionine is metabolised, and methionine is one of the eleven “essential” amino acids (an essential amino acids must be derived from the diet since the body cannot make them). In healthy cells, homocysteine is quickly converted to other products. About 70% of homocysteine in serum binds to albumin, which is the binding type. The remaining free forms are mainly in the form of disulfide homocysteine and homocysteine-cysteine compounds bound by disulfide bonds, only a small amount of reduced homocysteine is present in serum.

Steps of operation

Clinical application

  • Determination of uremia, atherosclerosis, diabetes, senile dementia and other diseases
  • In newborns, help diagnose homocystinuria, a rare, inherited disorder that prevents the body from breaking down certain proteins
  • Screen for heart disease in people at high risk for heart attack or stroke
  • Monitor people who have heart disease

Interpretation of results

Contact us