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Test Name: Amino Acids, Quantitative

Test Code(s): AMINO / AMAC

CPT Code(s): 82139

Methodology: High Performance Liquid Chromatography

Testing Site: Testing will be sent to an approved reference laboratory.

Days Performed: Mon-Fri.

Turnaround Time: Stat: 1 - 2 days.
Routine: 2 - 3 days.

Specimen Requirements

Specimen: Blood

Collection Container: Preferred: Green top (with sodium heparin anticoagulant)
Also Acceptable: Green top (with lithium heparin anticoagulant), Red top

Collection Volume: Preferred: 4 mL
Pediatrics: 3 mL

Sample Analyzed: Plasma

Volume Required: Preferred: 1 mL
Pediatrics: 0.5 mL

Specimen Transport: Transport specimen to UWHC Core Laboratory (B4/220) immediately.  Specimen must arrive in the Core Lab within 30 minutes of collection.

Outreach Specimen Transport: Transport frozen plasma to UWHC Core Laboratory (B4/220) on dry ice.

Stability: Ambient: Not acceptable
Refrigerated: 24 hours
Frozen: 1 month


Interpretation provided with results.  Submit clinical history and information pertaining to recent medications/therapy to assure appropriate interpretation of results.

Taurine, aspartic acid, threonine, serine, glutamic acid, glutamine,sarcosine, proline, glycine,alanine, citrulline, valine, cystine, methionine,cystathionine, isoleucine, leucine, tyrosine, phenylalanine, beta alanine, homocystine, tryptophan, ethanolamine,ornithine, lysine, 1-methylhistidine, histidine, 3-methylhistidine, anserine, carnosine, arginine, hydroxyproline

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