Homocystine (Free and Total)


Monitoring patients with homocystinuria only.

For investigation of Investigation of thrombophilia, clotting disorders, retinal vein occlusion, CHD risk, Alzheimers, please see total homocystine.

A fasting sample must be received within 1 hour of sampling.

Please note: these samples require extensive preparation on receipt. Please contact the laboratory before taking samples.

Other Comments:

For further information please read our fasting guidlines.

Analysed at Department of Newborn Screening & Biochemical Genetics, Birmingham Children's Hospital, Whittal Street, Birmingham, B4 6DH


Interpretive comments will be provided by the referral laboratory.

About This Test

Department: Biochemistry (referred)


  • Lithium heparin (green top)

Contact Duty Biochemist (x74265 or bleep 389) before sampling

Turnaround Time:

6 - 8 weeks