The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Amino acids (urine)

Amino acids (urine)

Screening for defects in amino acid metabolism as part of a urine metabolic screen.

Contact Biochemical Genetics laboratory for further advice if required.

Tube Plain Universal
ID 29923
Availability Weekdays
Additional Information Quantitative amino acid analysis will be carried out on request as required. If you wish to investigate cystinuria, an acidified urine sample should be sent (please see Cystine (urine)) for further information.
Turn Around 18 days
Send to Specialist Laboratory Medicine
Block 46
St James hospital
Beckett Street
Collection Con Minimum volume: 1.5 mL

Instructions for lab: Send to Block 46. If storage required (overnight or over the weekend) store refrigerated at 2-8ºC.

Please discuss with Biochemical Genetics lab prior to rejecting any samples.
Frequency Daily
Sample REQ Urine. Best collected during a crisis period for maximum diagnostic utility.
Ref. Range Notes Age related referenge range supplied on the report as appropriate. Contact Biochemical Genetics laboratory for further advice if required.

Units µmol/mmol creatinine
Telepath Urine Amino Acid TLC: ATCU1J, Quantitative urine amino acids (1): QAAU1J, Quantitative urine amino acids (2): QABU1J, Quantitative urine amino acids (comment): QACU1J
ICE Codes Urine amino acid TLC: LACTU, Quantitative urine amino acids: LATCU