Amino Acids Analysis, Urine-Genova Kit

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



Fasting Required: No

Specimen: Urine

Special Instructions: Avoid all non-essential medications and supplements (for 4 days). Avoid foods and drinks containing aspartame. Do not collect during a menstrual period. Do not collect during acute infectious illness or antibiotic treatment. See instructions inside test kit for details.

Results: 10 - 14 business days
Note: Result turn around 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.

Description: The Amino Acids Analysis nutritional test helps to identify metabolic imbalances underlying many chronic disorders. Specifically, this nutritional test evaluates dietary protein adequacy and assimilation, as well as metabolic imbalances underlying many chronic disorders. With the precise results and comprehensive commentary provided, nutritional deficiencies, metabolic impairments, and amino acid transport disorders can be accurately identified and corrected.

The Importance of Amino Acids:
Amino acids are essential to life. In free form or linked as peptides they assume important roles in such activities as:

1. Neurotransmitter function
2. Pain control
3. pH regulation
4. Detoxification
5. Cholesterol metabolism
6. Control of inflammation

Amino acids comprise the building blocks of all of the body´s structural tissues and hormones. All of these compounds utilize, or derive from, the essential amino acids provided by the diet. Determination of the adequacy 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.

Genova Diagnostics Amino Acids Analysis nutritional test:

Employs state-of-the-art high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) to perform the most comprehensive and sensitive assay available
Utilizes 24-hour urine, first morning void (FMV) or fasting plasma
Measures more than 40 analytes, providing information related to a wide spectrum of metabolic and nutritional disorders such as:

1. Protein inadequacy
2. Gastrointestinal imbalances
3. Inflammatory responses
4. Detoxification impairments
5. Chronic fatigue
6. Cardiovascular disease
7. Ammonia toxicity
8. Food and chemical sensitivities
9. Depression or behavioral disorders, including autism and ADHD
10. Neurological dysfunction
11. Inborn errors of metabolism

Clinical utility of the Amino Acids Analysis nutritional test:

Measured biomarkers are grouped on the report into functional categories. These include:

1. Nutritionally essential and semi-essential amino acids
2. Dietary peptide-related markers
3. Non-essential protein amino acids
4. Intermediary metabolites and diagnostic markers
5. A Supplementation Schedule is provided with the report, along with suggested replacement amounts. This schedule can then be used by a compounding pharmacist to formulate a customized blend of amino acids for the patient.

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