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Denver Genetic Laboratories

Amino Acids, Quantitative, Cerebrospinal Fluid

Clinical Test Information - CHCO Biochemical Genetics Laboratory


CPT Code:


Test Includes:

All amino acids.


Monday - Friday, 0800 - 1700.

Turnaround Time:

1 - 2 days.

Minimum Volume:

0.1 mL (at least 0.3 mL preferred).

Specimen Handling:

Freeze CSF without preservative.

Interpretive Reference Range:

Reference values reported with results.


Useful in diagnosis of nonketotic hyperglycinemia.  Moderately useful in diagnosis of alcoholic
cirrhosis and primary lactic acidosis.


Ion exchange chromatography (amino acid analyzer).