Checking Your Levels

Due to genetic and lifestyle factors, some people are far more prone to elevated homocysteine than others. Living a healthy lifestyle and eating a well-balanced diet does not necessarily mean that your homocysteine level is within the ‘safe zone’.

Homocysteine levels can be accurately determined from a small sample of blood. Your doctor can provide a referral to a laboratory for testing where you will be asked to provide a small blood sample. When the results are returned, your doctor will be able to provide guidance and an appropriate treatment plan to cater for your specific needs.

Information on eating your way to homocysteine health can be found here.

Additional information regarding potential homocysteine test providers and assay utilisation can be gained from Axis-Shield Diagnostics.