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Laboratory Medicine

Test Catalogue

Amino Acids Quantitation, Plasma

Test Name

Amino Acids Quantitation, Plasma

Green Tube Specimen Type / Requirements

Container Type = 1 Green (Li Heparin)

Minimum Volume = 2mL plasma

Tubes must fill to at least ½ or greater of its vacuum capacity

Specimen Handling

Collection Instructions: Collect fasting specimen in a green (Lithium Heparin) tube. Specimen must be kept cold at all times following draw. Write your initials, date and time of collection on the collection label.

Laboratory Staff Instructions: Spin in a refrigerated centrifuge. Separate plasma from cells and freeze within 1 hour of collection. Store and send frozen. If the specimen thaws it is unsuitable for analysis.

Rejection Criteria: Not frozen, unlabeled or samples of non sufficient quantity.

Stability: Stable frozen for 30 days.

Transportation: Transport on ice to core lab as soon as possible.

Required Documentation

Turnaround Time (TAT)

7 Days

Test Utilization

Reference Value

See Table of reference ranges.

Test Code




Testing Location

Referred Out – ON, Canada (ROICL02)

Other Information

Last Updated: September 09, 2019