Amino Acids Analysis, Plasma

Amino Acids Analysis, Plasma

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Amino Acids Analysis, Plasma\

Note: This is a test kit that will be mailed to you and requires a blood draw.

It is your responsibility to arrange the blood draw for your kit.

Fasting Required: Yes, 10-12 hours

Specimen: Plasma

Special Instructions:
Avoid all non-essential medica-tions and supplements (for 4 days). Arrange blood test for Monday-Thursday only. Avoid foods and drinks containing aspartame. Do not collect during a menstrual period. Do not collect during acute infectious illness or antibiotic treatment. See instructions inside test kit for
details.
Results: 10 business days
Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

Description:
Using plasma as the specimen, nutritional intake effects are removed. The Amino Acids Analysis counts levels of circulating amino acids and their metabolites, and evaluates essential and non-essential amino acid nutrient status in the blood. It can also indicate useful problems of a number of mineral and vitamin co-factors. Usually indicated for patients with suspected poor protein use and other metabolic disorders including arthritis and depression.

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