Amino Acids, 20 plasma-Genova Kit

Note: This is a test kit that will be mailed to you. It requires a blood draw. It is your responsibility to arrange the blood draw for your kit and payment of your specimen collection.

Fasting Required: Yes 8-10 hours

Specimen: Blood

Lab: Genova Diagnostics

Results: 10-14 business days
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.

Special Instructions: Ship to lab Mon-Thurs only
Ship specimen within 48 hours of collection.
It is not necessary to discontinue nutritional supplements prior to this test. Abnormalities that may be found will reveal special needs that have not been met by recent dietary and supplemental intake.

Description: Amino acids, known as the "building blocks" of proteins, are found in every tissue of the body. They play a major role in nearly every chemical process that affects both physical and mental function.

Collecting a fasting plasma specimen from a patient removes recent dietary intake effects. The following factors can reflect changes over time in plasma: Chronic dietary intake, Digestive efficiency, Liver uptake, and Skeletal muscle's ability to maintain formation of amino acids.