Homocysteine (HCY)

Laboratory testing for plasma homocysteine (HCY) levels can enhance the risk assessment of several diseases, including cardiovascular diseases.1 Elevated homocysteine levels have been considered to be independent risk factors for a variety of cardiovascular conditions and diseases including atherosclerosis and thrombosis, stroke, and peripheral vascular disease.1-6

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As a recognized leader in CVD testing, Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics offers multiple instrument choices for homocysteine testing, which allows for earlier identification of high-risk populations for cardiovascular diseases, facilitating initiation of quicker preventive and therapeutic measures. 


Homocysteine assays are available on the following systems from Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics:


Dedicated Immunoassay Systems


Integrated Systems
 

 

Specialty Immunoassay Systems

 

   

References

  1. American Heart Association. What is Homocysteine?
    http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=535. Accessed December 2008.
  2. Stanger O, et al. Clin Chem Lab Med. 2003;41:1392-403.
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14656016.
  3. Stanger O, et al. Z Kardiol. 2004;93(6):439-53.
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15252738.
  4. Maron BA, et al. Annu Rev Med. 2008. [Epub ahead of print].
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18729731
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  5. van Meurs JB, et al. N Engl J Med. 2004;350:2033-41.
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15141041
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  6. American Heart Association. Homocysteine, Folic Acid and Cardiovascular Disease.
    http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=4677
    . Accessed December 2008.

 


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