Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)


March 01, 2012

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Comparison of Recommendations: Homocysteine Level

ACCF/AHA (2010)

No recommendations provided.

NACB (2009)

Currently homocysteine is regarded as a modest independent CVD risk factor and homocysteine screening for primary prevention and assessment of CVD risk in healthy individuals is not warranted.

USPSTF (2009)

The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of using the nontraditional risk factors discussed in this statement* to screen asymptomatic men and women with no history of CHD to prevent CHD events. This is an I statement.

*hs-CRP, ABI, leukocyte count, fasting blood glucose level, periodontal disease, carotid IMT, CAC score on EBCT, homocysteine level, and lipoprotein(a) level


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