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
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.

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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