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Homocysteine and 7 other parameters – fully automatic measurement system
  • Homocysteine
  • CRP
  • hsCRP
  • Ferritin
  • HBA1C
  • Lipoprotein (a)
  • Microalbumin
  • D-Dimer

Homocysteine is an amino acid not occurring in food but a metabolic product of the body which occurs in the degradation of proteins, when the simplest building blocks of the protein, the amino acids, are metabolized.

C-reactive protein (CRP) is the most known among the acute phase proteins, a group of proteins whose concentration in the blood increases in response to an inflammation. The CRP value allows a differentiation between bacterial and viral infections.

hsCRP (high-sensitivity C-reactive protein) – best indicator to evaluate cardiovascular risks! Among all risk factors, studies attributed to hsCRP v the highest significance in predicting cardiovascular diseases.

Ferritin is an iron-storing protein. It protects the cells against the poisonous action of free iron. The ferritin value serves to check the “storage of iron” in the body.

Long-term blood sugar - HBA1C
Blood sugar can bind to hemoglobin, the red blood pigment, thus giving rise to HBA1C formation. Measuring HBA1C in the blood serves to check the long-term blood sugar level in diabetics. Diabetes can be diagnosed at an early stage by measuring the HBA1C value.

Lipoprotein (a) - Lp(a) is a genetically determined, independent LDL particle with an additional characteristic APO protein, i.e. Apo (a). Apart from fibrinogen and LDL, Lp(a) is an additional risk factor for arteriosclerosis. Studies have revealed that markedly increased Lp(a) concentrations occur in patients suffering from coronary heart disease.

Microalbumin
Healthy people daily excrete a small proportion of proteins in the urine. Albumin is not be easily filtered out and is excreted with the urine (microalbuminuria). This makes the excretion of albumin with the urine an important indicator of a commencing kidney disease. A regular test for microalbumin is particularly useful for diabetics.

D-Dimers are cleavage products of fibrin, an important protein in blood coagulation. Fibrin is cleaved when a blood clot is dissolved. Increased D-dimer concentrations occur in cases of deep vein thrombosis (DVT), pulmonary embolism (PE) or disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC). The parameter provides important information whether blood clots have been formed in the body.

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