5 days; contact MLabs Client Services Center or Pediatric Geneticist on Call if assay is needed on an urgent basis.
PLASMA AMINO ACIDS
Generic Peds Genetics Test
BIOCH GEN REPORT
BIOCHEMICAL GENETICS REPORT
Plasma Amino Acids Shadow
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Assessment of metabolic defects resulting in abnormal amino acid metabolism.
Interpretive report provided.
* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.
Collect specimen in a green top tube. Do not use Microtainer® tubes or tubes containing gel; these are not acceptable. Whole blood specimens stored at room temperature must be received by the laboratory within 1 hour of collection; whole blood specimens may be stored refrigerated up to 24 hours. Include the patient's family history, clinical condition (asymptomatic or acute), diet, and a list of current medications with the test requisition.
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.