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Amino Acids, Quantitative Plasma

Mnemonic:    [AminoAcQnt]
Name:    Amino Acids, Quantitative Plasma
Specimen:    0.5 mL plasma from a Green PST. Adults: Fasting specimen is preferred.
Infants and Children: Draw specimens prior to feeding or 2-3 hours after a meal.

Hemolyzed samples are unacceptable.
Minimum Spec:    0.3 mL
Transport Temp:    FREEZE
Spec Stability:    Stable 1 day refrigerated.
Ref Lab/Code:    ARUP 2009389
  Method:    Ion Exchange Chromatography
Note:    Clinical indication is needed for appropriate interpretation, include patients DOB, sex, diet (e.g. TPN therapy), drug therapy and family history.
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Separate samples must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered.