- Expert laboratory testing and analysis
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- Named Food Intolerance Testing Company of the Year 2018
- This test is only available in the UK
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How to Take the Test
What's included in the kit?
2 x Sterile Lancets
Yellow lancets gently prick the skin through the click of a button
2 x Absorbent Wands & Containers
The mini wands absorb a small amount a blood
1 x Plaster
Seals the tiny pin-prick mark on your finger and keeps it clean
1 x Alcohol-free cleansing wipe sachet
Clears dirt and kills bacteria on the skin
1 x Customer Details Form
Simply sign the Customer Details Form
1 x Prepaid Envelope*
Post your sample back to us, fuss-free
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:
- 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.
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 Blood 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 10 days.
To see example results, please click here
Please note: this test is only available in the UK
Used this twice, and homocysteine has reduced from 18 to 14 in 3 months. Adjusting vitamin/nutrient supplements and diet with 3 monthly retests then annual check tests will hopefully bring my levels right down to a superhealthy 5-6. The test is easy to do with the instructions provided, and the lab service I cannot fault! Delighted to have this test available, as it wasn't offered to me either NHS or private. This was a diagnosis based on my own case research, and what a finding, as I had been suffering from terrible fatigue and clot near misses.
Very good - feel so much better.
Service very good. Instructions clear. In my case, result very satisfying.
Very straightforward to provide blood sample, and results sent reasonably quickly.
I have used this Homocysteine Test for a number of years, from first finding out my reading was high, through to taking steps to reduce it to a very good level, a success that has continued for a number of years. The test is sent quickly, is easy to use and the result arrives back very punctually.
Through religiously taking the Higher Nature Homocysteine formula I managed to get my Homocysteine level down to 6. YorkTest have provided me with the tool for improving and gauging my health and my health confidence.The homocysteine test is well worth looking in to.
It was quite useful and I reduced my homocysteine by 6 points-15-9-by taking homocysteine pills but didn't have to alter my diet much. Still taking blood pressure pills though against my better judgement! My blood pressure is now at a sensible average 130/70 but it might increase without tablets
It is very reassuring to have access to a good means of checking your health. I like to keep an eye on my homocysteine level because of its probable link with Alzheimer's which my Dad had. The test is 'user friendly ' and the result information nicely presented. The discount for repeated tests is very much appreciated.
Instructions easy to follow. Excellent customer service when test had to be retaken.