Amino Acid Screen, Blood
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To assist in diagnosing congenital metabolic disorders in infants, typically homocystinuria, maple syrup urine disease, phenylketonuria (PKU), tyrosinuria, and unexplained mental retardation.
Plasma collected in a green-top (heparin) tube.
(Method: Liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry) There are numerous amino acids. Values vary, and the testing laboratory should be consulted for corresponding ranges.
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Bladh, Mickey Lynn., and Anne M. Van Leeuwen. "Amino Acid Screen, Blood." Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests, 7th ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425154/all/Amino_Acid_Screen__Blood.
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Amino Acid Screen, Blood. Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. 7th ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425154/all/Amino_Acid_Screen__Blood. Accessed April 21, 2019.
Bladh, M. L., & Van Leeuwen, A. M. (2017). Amino Acid Screen, Blood. In Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425154/all/Amino_Acid_Screen__Blood
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Amino Acid Screen, Blood [Internet]. In: Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 April 21]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425154/all/Amino_Acid_Screen__Blood.
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