Homocysteine (HCY)

What is homocysteine?

Homocysteine is an amino acid that is broken down to create other compounds in your body. High homocysteine levels are commonly associated with elevated cardiovascular risk and a tendency for neurological disorders. 

How can I better understand my results?

  • High: >15 umol/L
  • In Range: 5-15 umol/L
  • Low: <5 umol/L

Where can I learn more?

Michael Lustgarten, PhD has great content on homocysteine and all-cause mortality.

Learn about homocysteine from this American Heart Association article.

Discover the link between homocysteine and neurodegenerative disease. 

The above is informational content only. None of it is intended as medical or diagnostic advice. Please consult your provider for information or concerns regarding your results

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