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Amino Acids Analysis FMV, Urine - Genova Test Kit

Quick Overview

Amino Acid Analysis, FMV measures levels of key amino acids in urine. The amino acid levels in urine represent recent dietary intake and are most useful for assessing vitamin/mineral cofactors that affect amino acid metabolism.

Test #GD3500

$488.00

Availability: In stock

Preparation

No fasting required. Ship to lab Monday-Thursday only. Specimens must be frozen prior to shipment and received by the laboratory within 48 hours of collection. Please read all of the directions and the collection procedures prior to starting test. Four days prior to testing it is recommended that you discontinue all non-essential medications, including acetaminophen and all over-the-counter cold remedies, all vitamins, minerals and amino acids – including creatine, enhanced sports drinks and vitamin waters, all herbal supplements, adrenal steroids, corticosteroids, antihistamines, penicillins or D-penicillamine, aminoglycoside antibiotics, cephalosporin-C, cephamycins, amphetamines, and phenothiazine derivatives. Check with physician before stopping medications. Female patients should not collect urine during a menstrual period.

Test Results 10-12 days once the lab receives the specimen. May take longer based on weather, holiday or lab delays.

This test should NOT be performed on individuals with kidney disorders. Abnormal kidney function or use of diuretics may influence test results. In addition, certain medicines may impact test results (e.g. Bactrim, Tagamet). Do not change the use of medications unless instructed to do so by your healthcare provider.

Amino acids are integral to a healthy body. They serve as basic building blocks for all protein structures in the body. Imbalances of amino acids have been related to a wide range of health issues, such as fatigue, increased cardiovascular risk, or impaired mood or cognitive dysfunction.

Amino acid metabolism may be compromised by common lifestyle and dietary factors, which may result in inadequate levels of essential amino acids and/or missing nutrient cofactors required for effective amino acid metabolism. Intervention with amino-acid supplementation and nutrient cofactors may be effective in conditions associated with inefficient amino acid metabolism.

Amino acid assessment can provide guidelines for dietary modification of protein intake and can indicate the functional need for:

  • Nutrient cofactors (antioxidants, B-vitamins, minerals)
  • Specific amino acid supplementation
  • Digestive support

Effective for Patients Experiencing

Clinical indications for testing include:

  • Dietary Issues Related to Protein Intake and Digestion
  • Weight Issues/Dietary Guidance
  • Mood Disorders

About the Amino Acid Analysis, FMV

The complete Amino Acid Analysis, FMV includes:

  • Amino Acid Analysis
    • Nutritionally Essential Amino Acids
    • Nonessential Protein Amino Acids
    • Intermediary Metabolites
    • Dietary Peptide Related Markers

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