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Amino Acids (urine)

About This Test

Department: Biochemistry (referred)


Spot urine (universal container)


Turnaround Time:

6 - 8 weeks


Investigation of inherited metabolic disease in paediatric patients, especially amino acid disorders and urea cycle defects.

Please send a paired plasma sample (green top) for comparison.

Urine organic acid analysis will also be performed. At least 5 mL of urine is required. The urine sample must also be sufficiently concentrated and negative for nitrates for analysis.

Other Comments:

Analysed at Department of Newborn Screening & Biochemical Genetics, Birmingham Children's Hospital, Whittal Street, Birmingham, B4 6DH


Interpretive comments will be provided by the referral laboratory.