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Amino Acid Quantitative, Urine


Name Method Department Units
Amino Acid Quant, Urine High performance liquid chromatography
Core Lab, Metabolic chemistry umol/g creatinine

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

Specimen Requirements


Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume

Sterile container

N/A 5 mL

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

Specimen Preparation

  • Transport to laboratory as soon as possible
  • If delay in transport is greater than 4 hours, freeze

Reasons for Rejection

  • Collected in diaper or cotton balls
  • Not received at proper temperature
  • Not received within specified time frame


Requires urine creatinine analysis. Urine samples should be ran only when certain indications exist. Serum is often the preferred sample type when screening for metabolic disease. Please contact Genetics Services or the metabolic lab at (614)722-1535 to help determine if urine analysis is appropriate. If patient is on TPN therapy, please consult Genetics Services first for proper collection procedure.

CPT Code

  • 82139