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Amino Acid Plasma - Quantitative

Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins and play a vital role in various bodily functions including the growth and repair of tissues, production of enzymes, and regulation of immune response. The Amino Acid Plasma Quantitative test measures the concentration of various amino acids in the blood. This information is critical in detecting and diagnosing an array of metabolic disorders that can affect amino acid levels.


  • Test Name Amino Acid Plasma - Quantitative
  • Sample Type Blood (Plasma)
  • Preparations Required Fast for 8-12 hours before the test, and avoid consuming high-protein foods or supplements 24 hours prior to the blood draw. It is essential to adhere to any additional instructions provided by the doctor.
  • Report Time 5 days

Since amino acids are involved in a multitude of physiological processes, understanding their concentrations is crucial for assessing a person's nutritional status and identifying any underlying metabolic disorders. Such disorders can severely affect an individual's health, and early detection and intervention can be crucial in managing these conditions effectively.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Amino Acid Plasma Quantitative test is a blood test that quantitatively measures the levels of various amino acids in the plasma. This test is useful in assessing the body's metabolism and diagnosing metabolic disorders related to amino acids.

A doctor may recommend this test if a patient exhibits symptoms suggestive of a metabolic disorder, or if there is a known family history of metabolic diseases. It can also be used to monitor the effectiveness of dietary interventions in patients with metabolic disorders.

Common symptoms that might indicate the need for this test include developmental delays, intellectual disabilities, muscle weakness, fatigue, and difficulty in gaining weight.

A healthcare professional will draw a small sample of blood from a vein in your arm. This blood sample will be sent to the laboratory, where the plasma will be separated and analyzed for amino acid concentrations.

Results will show the levels of various amino acids in the plasma. Abnormally high or low levels of certain amino acids may indicate a metabolic disorder, nutritional deficiencies, or other health issues. Your doctor will interpret the results in the context of your medical history and other test results.

This test can help detect various metabolic disorders, such as phenylketonuria (PKU), maple syrup urine disease, tyrosinemia, and homocystinuria.

Yes, certain medications and supplements, especially those containing amino acids, can affect the results. Inform your doctor about any medications or supplements you are taking.

Yes, patients should fast for 8-12 hours before the test and avoid consuming high-protein foods or supplements 24 hours before the blood draw. Follow any additional instructions provided by your doctor.

If the test results are abnormal, it’s important to consult a doctor who specializes in metabolic disorders or genetics. The doctor may recommend further tests, dietary changes, or medications to manage the condition.

Yes, lifestyle changes such as diet modification can significantly impact amino acid levels, especially in cases of metabolic disorders.

The risks associated with this test are minimal and similar to those for any other blood test, including pain, slight bleeding or bruising at the site where the needle was inserted.

Yes, the test can be used to monitor the levels of amino acids over time, which is useful in assessing the effectiveness of treatments for metabolic disorders.

The frequency of testing depends on the underlying condition and your doctor's recommendations. It might be necessary to perform it more frequently during the initial stages of diagnosis and treatment.

In case of abnormal values, it is important to consult a doctor specializing in metabolic disorders, genetics, or nutrition.

Not always. While abnormal levels can indicate a metabolic disorder, they can also be influenced by diet, medications, and other factors. A doctor will interpret the results in context.

The Amino Acid Plasma Quantitative test is an essential tool for evaluating the concentration of amino acids in the blood, and is invaluable in diagnosing and managing metabolic disorders. Proper preparation for the test is necessary for accurate results, and it's important to consult a doctor for interpretation of the results and appropriate management strategies. The test also plays an important role in monitoring the efficacy of treatments for metabolic disorders.

AMINO ACID - QUANTITATIVE, EDTA PLASMA
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