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Homocysteine Test

Raised levels of homocysteine have been implicated in the development of heart disease, Alzheimer’s, dementia and infertility. Discover your homocysteine levels and make improvements to your wellbeing

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Homocysteine Test

Discovering your own homocysteine level is an important health check. Raised levels of homocysteine have been implicated in the development of heart disease and strokes in older people. Increased levels have also been linked to:

  • Alzheimer's
  • Migraine
  • Dementia
  • Declining Memory
  • Poor Concentration
  • Low Mood
  • Male & Female Infertility

Between 10-15% of the population has a genetic defect contributing to raised homocysteine levels.  You are more likely to be at risk if you are overweight, take little or no exercise, smoke or drink alcohol excessively. Learn more about the risks here

The good news is that raised homocysteine levels can usually be brought back to normal levels by simple dietary changes and / or supplementation with B vitamins. Understanding your current level and the implication of this on your health is important in understanding how to make improvements to your wellbeing.

About The Homocysteine Test

The YorkTest Homocysteine test is a quick and easy home-to-laboratory test that delivers reliable laboratory test results within just 21 days. With the analysis of the levels of homocysteine in your blood, guidance is provided to help you reduce these levels, decreasing your risk of developing health complications.

What to Expect from The Homocysteine Test

The Homocysteine test kit contains all you need to take a small blood sample in the comfort of your own home. Simply return your sample in the pre-paid envelope provided (UK only) to our York laboratories for expert analysis. Your confidential results and additional support material will be posted to you within 21 days.

To see example results, please click here

Please note: this test is only available in the UK and Ireland.

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Customer reviews

4 reviews 2015 - 2015

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Saturday 30th May 2015

David Perry

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It was easy to carry out the test. The result showed I was 13 "at risk" and I have been taking a daily B6,B12 and zinc capsule and eating more fish as a result. I have no idea what the effect is. I will wait a few months before retesting to let my homosysteine level stabilise. The test is expensive - so I don't want to take it again too soon. And I must confess, from other reading, that I am not wholly convinced taking these capsules will reduce my risk of heart attack and more importantly stave off memory loss and senility.

Friday 22nd May 2015

Raymond John Heighway

Excellent service and always nice to get a good test result
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