Urine Homocysteine


Homocystein plays a central role in cytosolic methylation transfer and is best analysed via the amino acid ion exchange method.

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To request this test please send sample with a request providing patient ID (three identifiers), specimen information, assay required, relevant clinical details and sender information. Before sending sample please read details on requesting and labelling by clicking on the link. Please also refer to any additional information provided for this test.

Additional information

Sample should be spun and separated within 30 minutes of collection and frozen at -20�C.

Sending address

Chemical Pathology Reception
Level 1, Camelia Botnar Building
Great Ormond Street Hospital
Great Ormond Street

Laboratory service

Chemical Pathology

Sample requirements

5ml fresh random urine in a plain universal container

Reference range

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Turnaround time

3 - 6 weeks

Disease / group

Disorders of cytosolic methyl group transfer and the metabolism of sulphur amino acids.


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Not required

Chemical Pathology

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