Test directory: Amino Acid Analysis, LC/MS, Plasma

Ordering Code5815
Test NameAmino Acid Analysis, LC/MS, Plasma
Preferred SpecimenPlasma
Preferred ContainerSodium Heparin (Green)
Other Specimen/ContainerPlasma in EDTA, K2 (Lavender), Plasma in Lithium Heparin (Green)
Optimum Volume2 mL
Collection InstructionsCollect plasma specimens after an overnight fast (or at least 4 hours after a meal). Non-fasting samples are acceptable for pediatric patients.
Handling InstructionsPlasma should be separated from cells as soon as possible after collection. Freeze plasma below -20 degrees C.
Transport RequirementsOahu: Frozen
Airline: Frozen
Specimen StabilityAmbient: Not Stable
Refrigerated: 7 Days
Frozen (-70 degrees): 30 Days
Rejection CriteriaAmbient specimens, Grossly hemolyzed
Avail. StatNO
Analytic TimeUp to 1 Day
MethodologyChromatography/Mass Spectrometry
Reference Lab Quest Diagnostic Lab-NI

Reference range(s)

ComponentAgeMale NormMale Critical LowMale Critical HighFemale NormFemale Critical HighFemale Critical LowUnitsAdd'l info
InterpretationALLSee report.
Date of BirthALLSee report.
Aspartic AcidALLSee report.
Glutamic AcidALLSee report.
HydroxyprolineALLSee report.
SerineALLSee report.
AsparagineALLSee report.
Alpha-Aminoadipic AcidALLSee report.
GlycineALLSee report.
GlutamineALLSee report.
SarcosineALLSee report.
Beta-AlanineALLSee report.
TaurineALLSee report.
HistidineALLSee report.
CitrullineALLSee report.
ArginineALLSee report.
ThreonineALLSee report.
AlanineALLSee report.
1-MethylhistidineALLSee report.
Gamma-Aminobutyric AcidALLSee report.
3-MethylhistidineALLSee report.
Beta-Aminoisobutyric AcidALLSee report.
ProlineALLSee report.
EthanolamineALLSee report.
Alpha-Aminobutyric AcidALLSee report.
TyrosineALLSee report.
ValineALLSee report.
MethionineALLSee report.
CystathionineALLSee report.
IsoleucineALLSee report.
LeucineALLSee report.
HomocystineALLSee report.
PhenylalanineALLSee report.
TryptophanALLSee report.
OrnithineALLSee report.
LysineALLSee report.