Amino Acid (urine)


Test Information

Test Name

Amino Acid (urine)

Synonyms

Metabolic Screen, Includes: phenylalanine, glycine, homocysteine, phosphoethanolamine, s-sulphocysteine, glutamine, methionine, leucine, ornithine, arginine, alanine, sarcosine, pipecolic, cystathionine

Preferred Specimen

Random Urine (yellow pot)

Testing Location

Referral

Turn Around Time

2 weeks


Collection Information

Preparation

  • Keep cool, must reach lab within 3 hours of collection, collect close to courier time if necessary.

Processing Information

Registration Code

UAA

Notes

  • Freeze within 4 hours of collection
  • For Urine Metabolic Screen requests, register both UAA, UORA

Site Specific Notes

- Tauranga

Send directly to referral laboratory

- Whakatane

Send directly to referral laboratory


Methodology

Interpretations

View Interpretations

Contact Information

laura.yau@pathlab.co.nz

External Referral Information

Referral Location

LabPlus (via Waikato Hospital Laboratory)

External Lab Website