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Blood Test Information

Amino Acids (Urine)

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Test Code: AA

Tube type: Universal Container

Special instructions
Sent away to Southmead Hospital

Reference range
See report or contact lab

Turnaround Time
21 days

Department: Biochemistry

Clinical Application
Please note plasma is the recommended sample for the investigation of disorders of amino acid metabolism. Urine amino acid analysis is only indicated in the diagnosis of disorders of amino acid transport (cystinuria, lysinuric protein intolerance, Hartnup disease).


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