Amino Acid Test

Amino Acid Test

Amino acids make up proteins and are found in every tissue of the body including ligaments, tendons and bones. They play a major role in nearly every biochemical function. A lack of protein in the diet, poor digestion due to overuse of beta-blockers or antacid medication, increased stress, poor eating habits and ageing can all affect the availability of these essential amino acids.

This can result in a variety of disorders affecting the immune system, and can contribute to cardiovascular disease and mental or emotional conditions. Measuring the levels of amino acids, proper balance between them, and conversion capability are of paramount importance in preventing illness and getting to the root of many chronic disorders.

The results report for this test comes with full recommendations for amino acids supplementation.

At Smart Nutrition we pride ourselves in offering the best cost possible for the Amino Acid Test.

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The amino acid test measures;

1-Methylhistidine
3-Methylhistidine
Alanine
Alpha-amino-N-butyric acid
Alpha-aminoadipic acid
Anserine (dipeptide)
Arginine
Asparagine
Aspartic acid
Beta-alanine
Beta-aminoisobutyric acid
Carnosine (dipeptide)
Citrulline
Creatinine
Cystathionine
Cysteine
Cystine
Ethanolamine
Gamma-aminobutyric acid
Glutamic acid
Glutamine
Glycine
Histidine
Isoleucine
Leucine
Lysine
Methionine
Ornithine
Phenylalanine
Phosphoethanolamine
Phosphoserine
Proline
Sarcosine
Serine
Taurine
Threonine
Tryptophan
Tyrosine
Urea
Valine

The amino acid test requires a simple urine sample.

24 hours before your urine sample collection for the amino acid test : Eat your usual diet but avoid over-eating any single food or consuming an extreme diet. Consume no more than 6 x 8-ounce glasses of fluid over the 24 hours before collection.

The night before your urine sample collection for the amino acid test: Please do not eat but conduct an overnight fast.

Abnormal kidney function or use of diuretics may influence test results. Some medications may impact test results. DO NOT change use of medications unless instructed to do so by your healthcare provider.

Female patients should not collect samples during menstruation.

 

The the amino acid test is suitable for adults and children aged 2 years and above.

Urine samples for the amino acid test must be frozen a minimum of 2 hours prior to shipping. Keep sample frozen until ready to ship.

Please return via a next day service Monday – Thursday only. A courier option is sent with your test kit. You pay the laboratory directly for this test and also the return courier if you use the service. You can also make your own arrangements for returning your samples via a next day service.

The amino acid test results take 21 working days.

Your amino acid test results will be emailed to you.

Amino Acid Test

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Please do not return samples to the laboratories that may arrive after Wednesday 27th March and up to and including Monday 2nd April.

The laboratories are closed from the 28th March – 2nd April for the Easter Holiday.