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Blood Test Information

Amino acids (Plasma)

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Test Code: PAA

Tube type: Lithium Heparin

Special instructions
Sent away to Southmead Hospital

Reference range
See report or contact lab

Turnaround Time
21 days

Department: Biochemistry

Clinical Application
Part of screen for inherited metabolic defect. Urine amino acids, organic acids, and mucopolysaccharides should also be measured. Additional investigations will also be indicated, depending on the clinical presentation.


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