Homocysteine

Homocysteine is an amino acid normally found in small amounts in the blood. Abnormal levels may mean that you are not getting enough vitamins like folic acid, vitamin B6, and vitamin B12.

Homocysteine tests might be used to check for other conditions or diseases.

Is it an emergency?

If you or someone in your care has chest pains, difficulty breathing, or severe bleeding, it could be a life-threatening emergency. Call 9-1-1 or the local emergency number immediately.
If you are concerned about a possible poisoning or exposure to a toxic substance, call Poison Control now at 1-800-567-8911.

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