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Homocysteine

$55.00

This fasting blood test measures Homocysteine. Homocysteine a marker used to measure inflammation. Elevated homocysteine levels are associated with Alzheimer’s disease

Description

and chronic illness. Research has shown a direct link with elevated homocysteine levels and damage to the hippocampus, the area of the brain that plays a crucial role in memory formation. It is well documented that elevated levels of homocysteine may be related to a deficiency of three necessary B Complex Vitamins B6, Folic Acid & B12. This deficiency inhibits the body’s ability to process dietary protein. The typical American diet is filled with nutrient deficient foods. Taking B vitamins may not lower homocysteine levels, however they play a critical role in balancing homocysteine levels.


Test Preparation For Optimal Results:

It is best to be rested and fasting for approximately 9-12 hours prior to lab collection (without food or liquids except water) in order to establish a baseline value.

Disclaimer: Your health care provider should evaluate a deviation from normal ranges.

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