160368584

Amino Acids – 24 Hour Urine (Test Code 5004)

Amino acids play central roles both as building blocks of proteins and as intermediates in metabolism.  They are catalysts to most, if not all, cellular processes. Scientific research has demonstrated that conditions as varied as chemical sensitivities, cardiovascular disease, macular degeneration, bone disorders and insomnia are associated with amino acid imbalances.  Numerous health conditions are associated with amino acid metabolism as a result of the many physiological processes they are involved in.  The production of neurotransmitters, hormones, nitric oxide, urea, antioxidants, connective tissue and ATP are just a few examples.

Analytes:

37 Amino Acids: Alanine, a-Aminoadipic acid, a-Aminobutyric acid, Arginine, Asparagine, Aspartic acid, B-Alanine, B-Aminoisobutyric acid, Carnosine, Citrulline, Cysteine, Cysteine clearance, Cysthathionine, GABA, Glutamate, Glutamine, Glycine, Histidine, 1-methyl Histidine, 3-methyl Histidine, Hydroxyproline, Isoleucine, Leucine, Lysine, Methionine, Ornithine, Phenylalanine, Phosphoserine, Phosphorylethanolamine, Proline, hydroxy Proline, Serine, Taurine, Threonine, Tryptophan, Tyrosine, Valine

Product Description

160368584

Download/View Items

Turnaround Time:12-15 business days

Amino acids are required for neurotransmitter and hormone production such as glutamate, histidine, tyrosine, tryptophan, arginine, ornithine and glutamine.  Arginine is needed for nitric oxide production and glutathione production requires glutamine, cysteine, glycine and methionine.  The most common phase II liver detoxification reactions involve glutathione conjugation, amino acid conjugation (taurine, glycine) methylation, sulphation and acetylation and glucuronidation.  Proline, isoleucine, leucine and valine are required for connective tissue, muscle metabolism and tissue repair, while glutamic acid, aspartic acid and alanine form derivatives which are intermediates in the citric acid (cellular energy) cycle.

Common Conditions:

  • Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Fatigue
  • Hypertension
  • Inflammatory conditions
  • Insomnia
  • Mental health
  • Infections

 

 

NOTICE TO PATIENTS

NutriPATH practices in the usual practitioner-referral system for pathology laboratories. Patients are highly recommended to seek the supervision and guidance of a qualified healthcare practitioner for the interpretation of any lab results and associated information. NutriPATH can offer assistance in locating a suitable practitioner.

 

 

Analytes

37 Amino Acids: Alanine
a-Aminoadipic acid
a-Aminobutyric acid
Arginine
Asparagine
Aspartic acid
B-Alanine
B-Aminoisobutyric acid
Carnosine
Citrulline
Cysteine
Cysteine clearance
Cysthathionine
GABA
Glutamate
Glutamine
Glycine
Histidine
1-methyl Histidine
3-methyl Histidine
Hydroxyproline
Isoleucine
Leucine
Lysine
Methionine
Ornithine
Phenylalanine
Phosphoserine
Phosphorylethanolamine
Proline
hydroxy Proline
Serine
Taurine
Threonine
Tryptophan
Tyrosine, Valine