Offers
Glutamic Acid - Quantitative Urine 24-Hour Test

Glutamic Acid - Quantitative Urine 24-Hour Test

The Glutamic Acid - Quantitative Urine 24-Hour Test is a specialized diagnostic procedure that measures the levels of glutamic acid in the urine over a 24-hour period. Glutamic acid, also known as glutamate, is a critical amino acid that plays various roles within the body. It’s essential for protein synthesis, functions as a neurotransmitter in the brain, and is involved in various metabolic pathways.


  • Test Name Glutamic Acid - Quantitative Urine 24-Hour Test
  • Sample Type Urine (24-hour collection)
  • Preparations Required Required No specific preparation is required, but it is advised to avoid vigorous exercise and inform the doctor about medications or supplements being taken before the test.
  • Report Time 4 days

In a clinical setting, analyzing the levels of glutamic acid in the urine over a 24-hour period can be instrumental in evaluating an individual's metabolism and determining the function of various metabolic pathways. It can also provide information concerning the individual's nutritional status and help in the diagnosis of various disorders.

Home Sample Collection Process
1
Book your convenient slot
Book your convenient slot
2
Sample Collection by Phlebotomist
Sample Collection by Phlebotomist
3
Reporting of the sample at lab
Reporting of the sample at lab
4
Download Reports
Download Reports
Frequently Asked Questions

This test is performed to assess the levels of glutamic acid excreted in the urine over a 24-hour period. It helps in evaluating metabolic processes, diagnosing disorders of amino acid metabolism, assessing nutritional status, and monitoring the effects of certain medications or treatments.

The test requires the collection of all urine produced over a 24-hour period. The collection process usually starts after the first urination in the morning and includes all the urine passed during the following 24 hours. The collected sample is then sent to a laboratory for analysis.

The results indicate the amount of glutamic acid excreted in the urine over 24 hours. Abnormally high levels can suggest a metabolic disorder, malabsorption, or excessive protein breakdown. Low levels may indicate a deficiency in glutamic acid or issues with protein synthesis.

There are no direct risks associated with the urine collection for this test. However, it is important to follow the collection instructions carefully to ensure accurate results.

Certain medications and supplements, particularly those affecting protein metabolism or containing amino acids, can alter the levels of glutamic acid in the urine. It’s important to inform the doctor about any medications or supplements being taken.

Normal ranges can vary, but typically, the expected range for glutamic acid in a 24-hour urine sample is 0-15 mmol/24 hours. It is important to consult a doctor for the interpretation of results as labs may have different reference ranges.

A diet high in protein can increase glutamic acid levels, as glutamic acid is an amino acid found in protein-rich foods. Conversely, a low-protein diet might result in lower levels.

Glutamic acid is crucial for protein synthesis, serves as a neurotransmitter in the brain, and is involved in various metabolic processes including the production of energy.

While this test alone cannot diagnose mental health conditions, it can be part of a broader evaluation, especially in conditions where glutamate neurotransmission is suspected to be involved, such as schizophrenia or depression.

Vigorous exercise can increase protein breakdown, which may result in increased levels of glutamic acid in the urine. It is usually advised to avoid heavy exercise before the test.

Abnormal levels can be indicative of an underlying condition, but the levels themselves are not necessarily dangerous. It’s important to identify and manage the underlying cause if levels are abnormal.

The urine collection part can be performed at home, but the sample must be sent to a laboratory for analysis.

The urine sample should be stored in a cool, dark place, preferably in a refrigerator, during the 24-hour collection period to prevent bacterial growth.

Other tests that might be performed in conjunction with this test include blood tests for amino acids, tests for kidney function, and other urine tests to assess protein levels.

If the test results are abnormal, it is advisable to consult a general physician who may refer you to a specialist such as a nutritionist, endocrinologist, or a nephrologist based on the underlying cause.

The Glutamic Acid - Quantitative Urine 24-Hour Test is an invaluable tool in assessing metabolic health, nutritional status, and diagnosing various disorders. Proper collection of the urine sample over the 24-hour period is essential for accurate results. Understanding your results and their implications is vital and should always be done in consultation with a doctor who can provide personalized advice and information related to your health.

Glutamic Acid - Quantitative Urine 24 Hr
₹ 7500
Book Your Slot
Locations Near You in Hyderabad
  • 4KM from Madhapur
  • 3KM from Banjara Hills
  • 1.9KM from Yusufguda
  • 3KM from Madhura Nagar
  • 5KM from Shaikpet