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The Amino Acids Urine/plasma Test offers important clinical data on metabolic, nutritional, and neurological disorders. The test analyzes 40 amino acids and provides a detailed explanation of the possible causes and consequences of detected abnormalities, along with nutritional information. Amino acid imbalances are frequently underlying factors in disorders such as ADD, depression, Tourette syndrome, tic disorder, OCD, seizures and others.
URINE: 25 mL of first morning urine before food or drink is required.
The 24 hour urine collection requires that the patient collect every urine specimen over a 24 hour period.
WHOLE BLOOD: 7 mL of whole blood collected after overnight fast in a lavender top EDTA tube is required.