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Amino Acids (blood)

About This Test

Department: Biochemistry (referred)


Lithium heparin (green top)


Turnaround Time:

6 - 8 weeks


Investigation of inherited metabolic disease in paediatric patients, especially amino acid disorders and urea cycle defects.

Please send a paired urine sample for comparison.

Other Comments:

Analysed at Department of Newborn Screening & Biochemical Genetics, Birmingham Children's Hospital, Whittal Street, Birmingham, B4 6DH


Interpretive comments will be provided by the referral laboratory.