The Lorisian Homocysteine† test is a simple home-to-laboratory test, which delivers reliable results within just 21 days. It also includes comprehensive support material to help your clients make lifestyle changes to reduce their risk. A high homocysteine level has been associated with a higher risk of developing heart disease, stroke, Alzheimers and dementia.
- Our clinically proven test is carried out by our expert laboratory, who will assess your client’s levels of homocysteine with a simple home-to-laboratory blood test
- There are an increasing number of studies that show homocysteine to be a predictor of potential health problems, including heart disease, stroke, Alzheimers, dementia, infertility, declining memory and lowered mood.
- Lorisian’s test is the UK’s only finger prick homocysteine test on the market
†Homocysteine measurement does not give a definitive diagnosis of increased risk of these conditions and any symptoms or concerns must be checked out by a doctor before carrying out the test.
Please note: this test is only available in the UK and Ireland
More information on the Lorisian Homocysteine test
Why find out your client’s homocysteine level?
The importance of homocysteine as a marker for health and wellbeing is becoming clearer. There are an increasing number of studies that show homocysteine to be a predictor of potential health problems. Raised blood homocysteine concentrations can both predict the development of heart disease and strokes; in older people even better than any usual measure of risk including cholesterol, blood pressure or smoking. Women with high homocysteine levels find it harder to conceive and are at risk from repeated early miscarriage. Raised levels of homocysteine have also been implicated in migraine and linked to Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, declining memory, poor concentration and judgement and lowered mood.
How does the test work?
This test is a quick and easy home-to-laboratory test that delivers reliable laboratory test results within just 21 days. All we need is small blood sample, which is obtained with a simple prick of the finger. We will then analyse the blood to ascertain your client’s homocysteine level. The test kit will come with a step by step guide on how to take the test.
How can my client’s homocysteine level be reduced?
The good news is that raised homocysteine levels can usually be brought back to normal levels by simple dietary changes and / or supplementation with B vitamins. However, everyone is unique and different factors, including genetics, make it virtually impossible to determine an individuals’ nutritional requirements without assessing levels of homocysteine first, and then monitoring dietary changes to ensure that acceptable homocysteine levels are reached.