What is Homocysteine?

Homocysteine is an amino acid that is commonly broken down into other useful compounds in your body. [1]

Why is Homocysteine included in the Inflammation axis?

Evidence has shown elevated levels of homocysteine is linked with worse inflammatory responses. [2] Alongside your other inflammatory markers, homocysteine helps contextualize your inflammatory state and future risk. 

How can I better understand my results?

  • normal: 5-15 ng/mL

Where can I learn more?

The Cleveland Clinic provides their overview of Homocysteine and related tests.

A notable study relating homocysteine with inflammatory and cardiovascular events.