Days Set Up
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
Analytic Time

5 days; contact MLabs Client Services Center or Pediatric Geneticist on Call if assay is needed on an urgent basis.

MiChart Code
Amino Acids, Plasma (MMGL)
Soft Order Code
PAA

Test Updated:

Synonyms

Alanine
Arginine
Asparagine
Aspartic Acid
Citrulline
Cystine
Glutamic Acid
Glutamine
Glycine
Histidine
Hydroxyproline
Isoleucine
Leucine
Lysine
Methionine
Ornithine
Phenylalanine
Proline
Serine
Threonine
Tryptophan
Tyrosine
Valine
PAA
L-alloisoleucine
PLASMA AMINO ACIDS
Phosphoethanolamine
Homocystine
Argininosuccinic Acid
Hydroxylysine
PGLABEL
Generic Peds Genetics Test
BIOCH GEN REPORT
BIOCHEMICAL GENETICS REPORT
Plasma Amino Acids Shadow
PAAS
Beta-Alanine
Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid
Glutamate
Ethanolamine
Sarcosine
Alpha Aminobutyric
Beta Aminoisobutyric
Taurine
Carnosine
Alpha Aminoadipic

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Test Overview

Test Methodology

LCMS/MS

Test Usage

Assessment of metabolic defects resulting in abnormal amino acid metabolism.

Reference Range

Interpretive report provided.

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Specimen Requirements

Collection Offsite

Collect specimen in a green top tube. Do not use Microtainer® tubes or tubes containing gel; these are not acceptable. Centrifuge, aliquot plasma into plastic vial, and freeze. Whole blood specimens may be stored refrigerated up to 24 hours prior to aliquotting. Include the patient's family history, clinical condition (asymptomatic or acute), diet, and a list of current medications with the test requisition.

Normal Volume
3 mL plasma
Minimum Volume
1 mL plasma

Billing Information

CPT Code
82139
Pro Fee Code
 
LOINC
35083-5

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As the reference laboratory division of Michigan Medicine's Department of Pathology, MLabs shares the institution's commitment to applying established quality principles to clinical laboratory testing. Like other large organizations in complex, consequential fields, we rely on an established approach to monitor quality throughout the testing process.