Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests

Amino Acid Screen, Blood

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Davis's Lab and Diagnostic Tests

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General

Synonym/Acronym:
N/A.

Common Use:
To assist in diagnosing congenital metabolic disorders in infants, typically homocystinuria, maple syrup urine disease, phenylketonuria (PKU), tyrosinuria, and unexplained mental retardation.

Specimen:
Plasma (1 mL) collected in a green-top (heparin) tube.

Normal Findings:
(Method: Liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry) There are numerous amino acids. Values vary, and the testing laboratory should be consulted for corresponding ranges.

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