Amino Acid Test

The amino acid test measures amino acid urine levels.

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Amino Acid Test FAQ

What is the amino acid urine test?

This amino acid urine test measures amino acid urine levels.

What is tested in this amino acid urine test?

This amino acid lab test checks the levels of 1-methylhistidine, 3-methylhistidine, alanine, alpha-amino adipic acid, alpha-amino butyric acid, arginine, asparagine, aspartic acid, beta alanine, beta-amino isobutyric acid, citrulline, cystathionine, cystine, ethanolamine, gamma-amino butyric acid, glutamic acid, glutamine, glycine, histidine, homocystine, hydroxylysine, hydroxyproline, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, ornithine, phenylalanine, proline, sarcosine, serine, taurine, threonine, tryptophan, tyrosine and valine.

What type of specimen will I submit?

This Amino Acid Test is a urine test.

Do I need to fast to take this test?

Fasting is not necessary.

How long does it take to get test results?

It typically takes 5 business days or less.

Accesa Labs does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. All users should consult with a medical provider for specific health concerns.

Last updated on August 28, 2018

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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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