Amino Acid (serum/plasma)


Test Information

Test Name

Amino Acid (serum/plasma)

Synonyms

Phenylalanine, glycine, citrulline, cystine, histidine, lysine, arginine, tyrosine, ornithine, leucine, isoleucine, valine, alanine, methionine, threonine, serine, glutamate and glutamine

Preferred Specimen

Heparin

Testing Location

Referral

Turn Around Time

1 week


Collection Information

Main Lab Only

Yes

Preparation

  • Collect on ice. Spin, separate & freeze or send to lab ASAP.

Processing Information

Registration Code

AAS

Notes

  • Keep chilled until able to freeze.
  • Separate & freeze within 4 hours of collection.
  • DO NOT PUT ON AUTOMATE.

Alternative Specimen

Plain; SST


Methodology

Interpretations

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Contact Information

laura.yau@pathlab.co.nz

External Referral Information

Referral Location

National Testing Centre (via WHL)

External Lab Website