Note: This is a home collection test kit that will be mailed to you.Fasting Required:
Ship to lab Monday-Thursday only.
Specimens MUST be received by the lab within 4 days of collection.
Freeze the enclosed freezer brick aminimum of 8 hours before shipping.
Abnormal kidney function or use of diuretics may influence test results. This test should not be performed on individuals with kidney disorders. In addition, certain medicines may impact test results [e.g. cephalosporins(e.g. Cefoxitin), cimetidine(Tagamet), fibrates (e.g. Ciprofibrate) and trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole(Bactrim)].
4 Days before the test discontinue all of the following (unless instructed otherwise by your physician): Non-essential vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and herbal supplements taken regularly – including enhanced sports drinks, energy drinks, and vitamin waters.
2 days before the test: (unless instructed otherwise by your physician)Discontinue creatine, alpha-ketoglutarate, and malic acid supplements, as well as citrate, malate, or orotate forms of minerals.
24 hrs before the test: Avoid eating or drinking any products containing aspartame (Nutra-Sweet, Equal, Spoonful) and monosodium glutamate (MSG),
and avoid over-consuming any single food. Otherwise, eat your usual diet. Limit fluid intake to eight 8-ounce glasses of fluid over a 24 hour period.
Female patients should not collect urine during a menstrual period.Results:
10-14 Business DaysNote: 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:
A urinary assessment of 39 key organic acids grouped according to their primary roles in the following four central areas of metabolism: gastrointestinal function, cellular energy production, neurotransmitter processing, and amino acid/organic acid balance as influenced by vitamin/mineral cofactors.