The Bloodspot Amino Acid Profile can illuminate problems in amino acid absorption by determining essential amino acid imbalances from a simple finger stick. This profile is a great option for clinicians unable to draw blood and easy enough for the patient to collect in the comfort of their own home. A formula for a customized amino acid blend is also provided with every test result for individually formulated treatment.
This profile is available testing 11 analytes or 20 analytes. Please click on the 'Analytes' tab for a complete listing of analytes to see which profile is the best option for you.
Why is amino acid testing important?
Amino acids, known as the "building blocks" of proteins, are found in every tissue of the body. They play a major role in nearly every chemical process that affects both physical and mental function including the formation of ligaments, tendons, bones, as well as antibodies and regulation of enzymes and blood transport proteins. Twenty different amino acids are used to synthesize proteins.
Why use a Bloodspot test?
With just a simple finger stick, these easy-to-use blood spot tests offer a non-invasive alternative to a blood draw in determining amino acid status.
Advantages of Bloodspot testing:
- Easy to implement in any practice
- Does not require venipuncture
- Cost-effective testing and therapy
- Easy enough for patients to use at home
- Simple and economical option for follow-up testing
Test name(s): 0013 - Amino Acids - 11 analytes*
*Not available in New York
Test Type: Blood Spot Test