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Amino Acid Quantitative, Serum


Name Method Department Units
Amino Acid Quant, Serum High performance liquid chromatography
Core Lab, Metabolic chemistry umol/L

Battery Members

Alloisoleucine, Arginine, Carnosine, Anserine, 3-Methylhistidine, Histidine,1-Methylhistidine, Lysine, Ornithine, Homocystine, Tryptophan, Cystathionine, Phenylalanine, Tyrosine, Leucine, Cystine, Isoleucine, Methionine, Citrulline, Valine, Alanine, Glycine, Proline, Sarcosine, Glutamine, Glutamic Acid, Asparagine, Serine, Threonine, Hydroxyproline, Aspartic Acid, Phosphoserine, Taurine, Phosphoethanolamine

Specimen Requirements

Serum Spun, Plasma Spun

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume

Red tube, (no anticoagulant), No Gel

3 mL 3 mL

Green tube (Lithium heparin), No Gel

3 mL 3 mL

Refrigerated - 4 hour(s)
Frozen - 2 week(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Centrifuge, remove plasma/serum and freeze
  • Immediately place on dry ice and transport frozen
  • Collect by venipuncture

Reasons for Rejection

  • Wrong collection tube
  • Collected in tube with gel separator
  • Not received at proper temperature
  • Not received within specified time frame


When ordered as a follow-up to an abnormal newborn screening test, please submit a copy of the state newborn screening results with the specimen. If patient is on TPN therapy, please consult Genetics Services first for proper collection procedure.

CPT Code

  • 82139