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Do I have to be fasting for a homocysteine test

A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Chapman
40 years experience Cardiology
No: Not dangerous, just one of many risk factors for developing coronary disease at a later time. Try to improve the risk factors you can with a healthy ... Read More
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
What units?: Without knowing the units for measurement, i can't answer. There's a current promotion by one aggressive lab for determining the mthfr genotype on eve ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
23 years experience Integrative Medicine
Homocysteine high: Your homocysteine is clearly high! This needs to be addressed, and there are options for helping to bring it down. Genetic testing and micronutrient t ... Read More
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Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Depends . . .: Jury is still out re homocysteine (HCY) . Some research suggests that high HCY is bad for heart disease. Yet there is no evidence that lowering HCY wi ... Read More
A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
See the: Physician who ordered the test to assess your overall health risk and make recommendations
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
30 years experience Cardiology
Talk with your doc: Please ask your doctor to explain to you what they all mean --.
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
I agree: Testing involving homocysteine and one of the genes involved in its metabolism, and methylmalonic acid screens, have been heavily promoted to the publ ... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Big picture please: As a lab doctor, this means nothing in isolation. I appreciate your caring & this is no familiar pattern. Is the person clinically healthy? How off ar ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
No: There is more than one way for homocysteine level to be elevated. Homocysteine levels can be measured directly and you should talk to your doctor if t ... Read More
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