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Amino Acids, Plasma

Test ID: DOCAA P
Orderable by Ontario ND

Test

Method

LC/MS QQQ

Report Includes

1-Methylhistidine; 3-Methylhistidine; A-Amino-n-butyrate; A-Aminoadipate; Alanine; Ammonia; Anserine; Arginine; Asparagine; Aspartic Acid; B-Alanine; B-Aminoisobutyrate; Carnosine; Citrulline; Cystathionine; Cystine; Ethanolamine; G-Aminobutyrate; Glutamic Acid; Glutamine; Glycine; Histidine; Homocystine; Hydroxyproline; Isoleucine; Leucine; Lysine; Met Sulfoxide; Methionine; Ornithine; Phenylalanine; Phosphoethanolamine; Phosphoserine; Proline; Sarcosine; Serine; Taurine; Threonine; Tryptophan; Tyrosine; Urea; Valine

Specimens

Plasma

Clinical Utility

Amino acid (AA) analysis aids in the identification of dietary protein adequacy and amino acid balance, gastrointestinal dysfunctions, forms of protein intolerance, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, renal and hepatic dysfunction, psychiatric abnormalities, susceptibility to inflammatory response and oxidative stress, reduced detoxification capacity and many other inherent and acquired disorders in AA metabolism. Plasma is traditionally used to assess the status of essential AA while urine analysis provides more information regarding AA wasting and aberrant metabolism associated with co-factor insufficiencies.

Plasma amino acid analysis measures what is being transported at the time of sampling. The specimen should be collected after an overnight fast to reduce the influence of dietary protein. Abnormalities are deduced by comparison of measured levels with an established reference range.

Source: https://www.doctorsdata.com/urine-amino-acids/; Accessed 21-Oct-2016

Test Location

Doctor's Data, IL, USA

Test Version

30-Sep-2019

Specimen

Specimens

Plasma

Sample Volume

2 mL

Minimum Volume

1 mL

Collection & Handling

Collection Instructions

Centrifuge and separate plasma within 30 minutes of collection.

Additional Information

This test kit is provided by ICL Client Care. To order a kit, or for more information, please email info@iclabs.ca or call 416-422-3000 ext 300

For additional information refer to the Doctors Data website Plasma Amino Acids

Stability

Ambient 1 Day
Refrigerated 4 Days
Frozen 30 Days

Test Version

30-Sep-2019

Performance / Interpretation

Method

LC/MS QQQ

Turnaround Time

5 Days

Sample Reports

Sample Report at external website.

Test Location

Doctor's Data, IL, USA

Test Version

30-Sep-2019

Interface / Setup

Sample Reports

Sample Report at external website.

Test Version

30-Sep-2019