Organic Acids Profile-US BioTek Kit

Note: This is a test kit that will be mailed to you.



Fasting Required: No

Specimen: Dried Urine

Lab: US BioTek

Results: 7-10 business days

Limitations: This test is not suitable for anyone under the age of 2.

Special Instructions: Avoid collection during menstruation or urinary tract infection. Avoid excessive fluid intake the evening prior to urine collection. An overly dilute urine specimen may be rejected. Please consult with your healthcare provider about supplements and medications as they may impact results.

Food Restrictions: The following foods are suggested to be avoided for 48 hours prior to Collection: Tea, Coffee, Alcoholic Beverages, Juice, Avocado, Tomato, Banana, Grapes/Raisins, Kiwi, Pineapple, Plantain, Plums/Prunes, Walnut, Pecan, Ketchup, Jell-O, Vanilla Extract, Aged and Processed Cheeses.

Description: Vitamin deficiencies and imbalances may produce a range of health issues, including fatigue, mood changes, digestive problems, and others. The comprehensive urinary metabolic profile measures 36 organic acids to create a unique patient biochemistry profile that reflects how well the body is obtaining and utilizing nutrients. A customized diet and lifestyle plan can then be established to address to specific nutritional needs.

Analytes Tested:

Glycolysis Metabolites:
Pyruvate
Lactate

Citric Acid Cycle Metabolites:
Citrate
Cis-Aconitate
Isocitrate
Alpha-Ketoglutarate
Succinate
Fumarate
Malate

Fatty Acid Oxidation:
Adipate
Suberate
Ethylmalonate
Methylsuccinate

Ketone Metabolites:
Alpha-Hydroxybutyrate
Beta-Hydroxybutyrate

Markers for Cofactor Need:
Alpha-Ketoisovalerate
Alpha-Ketoisocaproate
Alpha-Keto-Beta-Methylvalerate
Beta-Hydroxyisovalerate
Methylmalonate
Kynurenate
Hydroxymethylglutarate

Markers of Neurotransmitter Metabolism:
Vanilmandelate
Homovanillate
Hydroxyindoleacetate
Quinolinate

Markers of Detoxification
:
Para-Hydroxyphenyllactate
Orotate
Pyroglutamate
Benzoate
Hippurate

Markers of Bacterial Metabolism:
Para-Hydroxybenzoate
Para-Hydroxyphenylacetate
2-Hydroxyphenylacetate
3-Indoleacetate
Tricarballylate

Note: Result turnaround times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.