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Laboratory Medicine

Test Directory / Homocysteine



Common AbbreviationsHOM
Tube typeEDTA
Clinical IndicationDiagnosis and monitoring of disorders of homocysteine metabolism.
Specimen TypeBlood
Sample typeEDTA plasma
Minimum Volume0.5mL
Special PrecautionsSample must be sent to the laboratory ASAP after collection. Samples received after 30 minutes from collection are not suitable for analysis. Fasting sample required.
StabilityContact Referral Laboratory
Turnaround Time18 days
LaboratorySt James's University Hospital Beckett Street Leeds LS9 7TF 0113 206 5806
Reference IntervalContact Referral Laboratory
LimitationsContact Referral Laboratory
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