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Homocysteine


Homocysteine is an amino acid normally found in small amounts in the blood. Abnormal levels may mean that you are not getting enough vitamins like folic acid, vitamin B6, and vitamin B12.

Homocysteine tests might be used to check for other conditions or diseases.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerGeorge Philippides, MD - Cardiology
Last RevisedJanuary 27, 2011

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