Nicklaus Children’s Hospital has several outpatient and urgent care centers throughout South Florida, including on-demand, virtual care.
Walk-in urgent care with no appointment needed.
Serving as your child's primary doctor's office.
Pediatric specialty consultations available closer to home.
A full range of comprehensive services all under one roof.
Connect with providers from the comfort of your own home.
With over 800 pediatric physicians on staff, we’re dedicated to helping you connect with the right specialist for your needs.
We have expertise in treating children and educating families on hundreds of different conditions.
We use cutting-edge, specialized treatments and procedures to ensure the best care for your child.
Also known as: homocysteine blood test, total homocysteine panel.
Homocysteine is an amino acid (building blocks for protein production) formed when proteins are broken down. A high homocysteine level in the blood (homocysteinemia) can cause damage to blood vessels (in adults) and may be associated with a high blood pressure and symptoms of Vitamin B-12 or folate deficiency in children. High levels of homocysteine may be due to genetic defects, endocrine abnormalities, sickle cell disease or nutritional factors.
A small sample of blood is drawn from a vein in the normal way.
No special preparation is required for this test.
Pain, infection, bleeding, bruising/swelling, or damage to nearby tissues are uncommon risks associated with venous puncture.
Reviewed by: Jack Wolfsdorf MD.
This page was last updated on: March 26, 2019 12:26 PM