Alanine, b-alanine, alloisoleucine, a-aminobutyric, arginine, aspartic acid, citrulline,
cystine, glutamic acid, glutamine, glycine, histidine, hydroxyproline, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, ornithine, phenylalanine, proline, sarcosine, serine, g-aminobutyric acid, threonine and valine.
Monday - Friday, 0800 - 1700.
2 - 4 days.
0.3 mL (at least 0.5 mL preferred).
Centrifuge and separate from cells within 1 hour of drawing. Freeze serum
Interpretive Reference Range:
Provided with patient report. Age dependent.
Increased amino acid concentrations in serum may be due to inherited metabolic diseases, eg.
maple syrup urine diseases, phenylketonuria, etc.
Ion exchange chromatography (amino acid analyzer).