Laboratory: Clinical Biochemistry
Test Name:
AMINO ACIDS, QUANTITATIVE - (P)
Test Code: AAQP
Clinical Information:
Test performed at:
Health Sciences Centre by Shared Health Biochemical Genetics Laboratory using UPLC/MS/MS.  This is a laboratory developed test.
Collection Devices:
Preferred Device:
Alternate Device:
1 - Microtainer(s) - EDTA, NO GEL (0.5 mL) to fill line  - or 1 Lithium Heparin PST Microtainer - infants collected prior to next feeding, sample collected ON ICE.
Lithium Heparin, Na Heparin or EDTA with or without barrier gel tube(s) also acceptable.  FASTING sample collected ON ICE.
Specimen Required:


Plasma: 1.0 mL
Pediatric Plasma: 0.25 mL
Referral:

Send samples without delay to Chemistry at HSC.  Samples may be sent refrigerated if they will be received at HSC within 48 hours of collection, otherwise, plasma should be sent frozen.
Requisition:
Reference Values:
A descriptive report will be sent
Availability:
Within 1 Week
See Also:
More Information:
Document "Time of Last Feed" in Clinical Details and "Time of Collection" upon registration.  Store and send refrigerated if they will be received at HSC within 48 hours of collection, otherwise, send frozen to Health Sciences Centre - MS5.