The Only Single Enzyme Homocysteine Assay


Applicable to Common Automatic Analyzers and Portable Readers 

Homocysteinemia is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease

Homocysteine (HCY) is a metabolic intermediary derived from methionine. High total HCY (tHCY) in plasma/serum, homocysteinemia, is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease and other life-threaten diseases listed as below:

* Cardiovascular diseases, heart attack and stroke.

* Cystathionine –synthase (CBS) deficient genetic disease.

* Vitamin B6, B12 and folate deficiency.

* Renal failure.

* Cancer

* Diabetes

* Neurological diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s.

* Depression and dementia.

* Health issues, such as stress, pregnancy complications and aging.

Current Marketed HCY Assays

1. HPLC method: requires special equipment and professional technician.

2. Immunoassay: multiple enzymes and special immunoassay instruments.

3. Enzyme cycling method: multiple enzyme cycling for an indirect HCY test.

4. Single enzyme assay: the A/C Enzymatic HCY Assay is the only enzymatic
tHCY assay with a single enzyme applicable to common automatic analyzers
and portable readers.