Amino Acid Test
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Amino Acid Urine Test - More Information
The amino acid test, also known as an amino acid urine profile test and an amino acid analysis, measures amino acid urine levels.
Amino acids are special molecules in the body with characteristic structures that are vital building blocks for many larger compounds in the body. Amino acids are the primary components of proteins and, when attached in short chains, are known as peptides. Amino acids are also used to form neurotransmitters and genetic material. Imbalances in amino acid levels can cause a wide variety of metabolic defects and, when they occur genetically, can cause conditions known as inborn errors of metabolism.
To get an amino acid test near you, just order online and get provide your urine at the Quest Diagnostics lab that you selected. Once your amino acid lab report is ready, it will be available for download. As can be seen on the sample amino acid lab results above, the amino acid levels will be reported as numerical values and can be compared against the reference ranges provided by the lab. If an inherited metabolic defect is identified, it will be noted. Please note that this amino acid test was developed and its analytical performance characteristics have been determined by Quest Diagnostics. This amino acid urine test has not been cleared or approved by FDA. This assay has been validated pursuant to the CLIA regulations and is used for clinical purposes.
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