Amino Acid Blood Test
Test Code: 700068
Specimen Type: Blood
Amino Acid Blood Test (Labcorp)
This test measures the levels of various amino acids in the blood. Amino acids are organic compounds that play a role in many essential functions throughout the body. Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins and can either be produced by the body or come from the food a person eats. There are 20 amino acids that are necessary for normal healthy bodily functions. 9 of these, known as essential amino acids, cannot be produced by the body on its own and must come from a person's diet. Amino acid levels can be affected by a person's diet as well as conditions that affect the enzymes necessary to break down and absorb various types of amino acids. Deficiencies or overages in amino acids can cause a variety of health issues including mood disorders such as depression, weakened immune system, fertility issues, stunted growth, difficulty controlling weight, and dietary absorption disorders. The amino acid analysis test provides quantitative results for a selection of over 30 amino acids including the 9 essential types:
Other compounds including tyrosine, alanine, asparagine, aspartic acid, glutamic acid, and serine are included as well.
Results from this test should be interpreted by a person's doctor along with other relevant clinical findings.
Turnaround for this test is typically 3-7 business days.
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