Can elevated homocysteine levels be hereditary?
Genetic abnormalities may affect the body's ability to metabolize homocysteine in to cytsteine, causing elevation of homocysteine levels in the blood and urine. Screening is often suggested in infants if there is a family history of this disease.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/24/2015
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