What is the role of homocysteine measurement in the workup of antithrombin III (ATIII) deficiency?

Updated: Feb 10, 2018
  • Author: James L Harper, MD; Chief Editor: Hassan M Yaish, MD  more...
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Increased levels of homocysteine are associated with an increased risk of thrombosis in adults, but this is rarely seen in children. In a child with elevated homocysteine levels, MTHFR gene analysis should be performed.


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