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Amino Acids FMV - Doctor's Data Test Kit

The amino acid (AA) FMV test aids in the identification of dietary protein adequacy and amino acid balance, gastrointestinal dysfunctions, forms of protein intolerance, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, renal and hepatic dysfunction, psychiatric abnormalities, susceptibility to inflammatory response and oxidative stress, reduced detoxification capacity and many other inherent and acquired disorders in AA metabolism. 

 

Sample Report

Test Code: DDAAFMV

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Methodology:

Preparation: Ship to lab Monday-Thursday only. 48 hours prior to the specimen collection discontinue taking non-essential medications and dietary supplements. Check with physician before stopping medications. Please read patient instructions very carefully prior to beginning the test.

Test Results: 5-7 Business days once the lab receives the specimen. May take longer based on weather, holiday or lab delays.

Description

Many individuals have "hidden" impairments in amino acid metabolism that are problematic and often go undiagnosed. These impairments may or may not be expressed as specific symptoms. They may silently increase susceptibility to a degenerative disease or they may be associated with, but not causative for, a disease. Because of the wealth of information provided, it is suggested that a complete amino acid analysis be performed whenever thorough nutritional testing and a metabolic workup is called for.

The amino acid analysis provides fundamental information about nutrient adequacy, including the quality and quantity of dietary protein, digestive disorders, and vitamin and mineral deficiencies—particularly folic acid, B12, B6 metabolism, zinc, and magnesium. In addition, the amino acid analysis provides important diagnostic information about hepatic and renal function, availability of precursors of neurotransmitters, detoxification capacity, susceptibility to occlusive arterial disease (homocysteine), and many inherent disorders in amino acid metabolism.

A first-morning void urine (FMV) amino acid analysis, with results normalized per gram creatinine, provides an alternative when a complete 24-hour collection is not a viable option. The FMV analysis is excellent for the identification of marked abnormalities, particularly with respect to gastrointestinal health, inherited disorders in amino acid metabolism and renal function, and can be used for protein challenge testing.

This test is useful for:

 

  • ADD/ADHD
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fatigue
  • Hypertension
  • Infertility
  • Insomnia
  • Kidney Function
  • Nutritional Deficiencies
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

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