Kit Requirements

K2E-EDTA-Gel tube (Fasting)

Turn Around Time

48 hours Turnaround times are estimates


Elevated homocysteine is known to increase the risk of cardiovascular disease mortality, coronary artery disease, chronic heart failure and cerebrovascular and peripheral vascular disease.  Its involvement in these conditions may be related to its prothrombotic properties, proliferative effect on smooth muscle cells and pro-oxidant activity.

Homocysteine, a sulphur-containing amino acid is an intermediate product in the normal biosynthesis of the amino acids methionine and cysteine.  Homocysteine is predominantly metabolised via two pathways.  The enzyme MTHFR converts homocysteine to methionine.  The MTHFR is strongly dependent on cofactors folate and vitamin B12.

In addition, homocysteine can increase coagulability, cause endothelial dysfunction, induce the production of inflammatory factors and accelerate atherosclerosis in animal models.  High levels are also associated with stroke, cognitive deficit, autism, Alzheimer’s disease, bone fracture, osteoporosis and depression.  The role of homocysteine in these disorders may also be related to its pro-oxidant activity, the induction of pro-inflammatory factors and its negative affects on blood vessels.


  • Homocysteine-Fasting

Test Method

Automated chemistry

Common Conditions

  • Other Health Conditions
    • Alzheimer’s disease
    • Osteoporosis
  • Mental and Emotional Health
    • Autism
    • Cognitive deficit
    • Depression
  • Cardiovascular Health
    • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Neurological Symptoms
    • Stroke

Notice To Patients

NutriPATH practices in the usual practitioner-referral system for pathology laboratories. Patients are highly recommended to seek the supervision and guidance of a qualified healthcare practitioner for the interpretation of any lab results and associated information. NutriPATH can offer assistance in locating a suitable practitioner.

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How it works

Step 1

Order test

Your referring practitioner will place this order via their online portal.

Step 2

Collect Samples

A test kit will be dispatched to you and you can conveniently collect your sample in the comfort of your home.

Step 3

Return Samples

Return samples for analysis via the provided courier packaging.

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