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Glutamine Quantitative Urine 24 Hr Test

Glutamine Quantitative Urine 24 Hr Test

Glutamine is an amino acid produced in large amounts by our bodies. It's involved in a variety of vital processes, such as building proteins, providing a fuel source for cells, maintaining the integrity of the intestinal lining, and supporting the immune system. It is also important in the production of other amino acids and glucose. Measuring the amount of glutamine in your urine over 24 hours provides a snapshot of how your body is managing this essential amino acid.


  • Test Name Glutamine Quantitative Urine 24 Hr Test
  • Sample Type Urine
  • Preparations Required No special preparation is required for this test.
  • Report Time 4 days

The Glutamine Quantitative Urine 24 Hr Test is particularly useful in monitoring patients with metabolic disorders that affect glutamine synthesis, such as Glutamine Synthetase Deficiency. It can also give insights into a person's nutritional status, as insufficient or excessive glutamine levels could indicate malnutrition or malabsorption.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The test is important because glutamine is critical for various body functions. It helps in tissue growth and repair, supports the immune system, and contributes to the maintenance of a healthy gut. By checking your glutamine levels, doctors can detect imbalances that might indicate health issues such as a metabolic disorder or malnutrition.

No, there's no need to fast for the Glutamine Quantitative Urine 24 Hr Test.

This test is typically ordered when a doctor suspects a metabolic disorder affecting glutamine synthesis. It can also be useful if you're receiving parenteral nutrition (nutrition through an IV), or if you have severe illness or malnutrition.

This test measures the amount of glutamine in your urine over a 24-hour period. The results can help indicate how well your body is managing this vital amino acid.

The frequency of testing will depend on your doctor's advice. It is usually guided by your health status and any underlying conditions you may have.

The normal range for glutamine in urine can vary, but it typically falls between 30 to 130 mg/24 hours. Keep in mind that normal ranges may differ among different labs.

No special precautions are required for this test. However, always inform your doctor about any medications or supplements you're taking, as some substances could interfere with your results.

Both modifiable and nonmodifiable factors can affect glutamine levels. These include your diet, stress levels, overall health status, metabolic function, and genetic factors.

Abnormal results should be discussed with your doctor, who might refer you to a specialist such as a metabolic doctor or a gastroenterologist, depending on the suspected underlying cause.

High levels of glutamine in your urine could be a sign of liver disease, kidney problems, or certain metabolic disorders. It's crucial to discuss your results with your doctor to understand their significance.

Low levels of glutamine in your urine could indicate a nutritional deficiency or a metabolic disorder affecting glutamine synthesis, like Glutamine Synthetase Deficiency.

The treatment will depend on the underlying cause of the abnormal glutamine levels. For nutritional deficiencies, changes in diet or supplementation might be advised. In case of metabolic disorders, a more complex treatment approach might be needed.

The symptoms can vary but may include muscle wasting, poor wound healing, and a weakened immune system if levels are too low. If levels are too high, symptoms may be related to the underlying disease causing the imbalance.

Yes, but always inform your doctor about any medications or supplements you're taking, as they may affect the test results.

Yes, lifestyle factors such as diet and stress can influence glutamine levels. A balanced diet and good stress management can help maintain healthy glutamine levels.

The Glutamine Quantitative Urine 24 Hr Test offers valuable insights into your body's handling of this vital amino acid. The results can help your doctor diagnose any metabolic disorders or nutritional issues you might have, allowing for accurate and timely treatment. As with any health concern, maintaining open communication with your doctor is essential. Don't hesitate to ask any questions or discuss any concerns about your health and wellbeing.

Glutamine - Quantitative Urine 24 Hr
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