Urine Amino Acids

Analysis by ion-exchange chromatography, post column derivitisation with ninhydrin and photometric detection
Clinical details: 
Urine amino acid analysis is only recommended for the diagnosis and monitoring of a few disorders including renal transport disorders and renal tublopathies. It is not recommended as a first line metabolic screen.
For cystinuria screening and monitoring please request urine COAL test by LC-MS/MS
Reference range: 

Qualitative report

Synonyms or keywords: 
Amino acid, Metabolic
umol/mmol creatinine
Sample type and Volume required: 
Random urine (plain universal). Minimum sample volume 2 mL urine. Acidified samples are unsuitable.
Turnaround time: 
2 weeks
Patient instructions: 


Please click the PDF link below to read some important information regarding the ordering of this test.

Storage and transport: 
Store frozen but sample can be sent via 1st class post
Inherited Metabolic Diseases Unit at St Thomas' Hospital
0207 188 9652
St Thomas' Hospital
North Wing - 4th Floor
For clinical advice or interpretation of results, please contact the laboratory in the first instance.

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Last updated: 20/11/2017