The Amino Acid Analysis, Plasma:
The Amino Acids Analysis nutritional test helps to identify metabolic imbalances underlying many chronic disorders. Specifically, this nutritional test evaluates dietary protein adequacy and assimilation. With the precise results and comprehensive commentary provided, nutritional deficits, metabolic impairments, and amino acid transport disorders can be accurately identified and corrected.
Why an Amino Acid Analysis?
Amino acids are essential to life. In free form or linked as peptides, they assume important roles in such activities as:
- Neurotransmitter function
- Pain control
- pH regulation
- Cholesterol metabolism
- Control of inflammation
Amino acids comprise the building blocks of all of the body's structural tissues and hormones. All of these compounds utilize, or derive from, the essential amino acids provided by the diet. Determination of the adequacy of amino acids, proper balance between them, and conversion capability are of paramount importance in preventing illness and getting to the root of many chronic disorders.
Amino Acid Analysis is Effective for Patients Experiencing
- Protein inadequacy
- Gastrointestinal imbalances
- Inflammatory responses
- Detoxification impairments
- Chronic fatigue
- Cardiovascular disease
- Ammonia toxicity
- Food and chemical sensitivities
- Depression or behavioral disorders, including autism and ADHD
- Neurological dysfunction
- Inborn errors of metabolism
What does the Amino Acids Analysis show?
Measured biomarkers are grouped on the report into functional categories. These include:
- Nutritionally essential and semi-essential amino acids
- Dietary peptide-related markers
- Non-essential protein amino acids
- Intermediary metabolites and diagnostic markers
A Supplementation Schedule is provided with the report, along with suggested replacement amounts. This schedule can then be used by a compounding pharmacist to formulate a customized blend of amino acids for the patient.
What samples will I need for the test?
2ml plasma (preserved with sulfosalicylic acid)
What's included in the price for test kits?
The price of the tests includes test kit, shipping, lab analysis, and in some cases a written interpretation of the results along with a protocol of amino acids and supplements to use based on your particular needs by a nutritional consultant. Some tests will provide analysis without professional interpretation.
We will arrange for delivery of your kit once you have provided payment to the Pain Stress Center. We accept Visa, MasterCard, and Discover (or check or money order in advance). Checks are subject to a 5-day hold before a kit is sent to you. You will receive a receipt from Pain & Stress Center showing proof of payment along with a Nutritional Consult/New Patient Form regarding your health and symptoms.
The kit is sent to you directly from Genova Diagnostics Lab in High Point, NC. Directions in the kit are very straight-forward, easy to understand. Your kit comes with a FedEx prepaid expedited lab jet pack designed to carry medical collection. The specimen must be returned back to Genova Diagnostics (not Pain & Stress Center) next day; so arrange to provide the specimen Sunday through Thursday,since the lab is not open on weekends.
Do I have to make an appointment with my doctor to procure my sample?
Some yes and some no. The urine, saliva, blood spot, buccal rinse, stool, and hair specimens can be easily acquired by you in your home, whereas the serum and blood draw requires a trip to a doctor’s office or lab. The kit comes with a lab slip should you opt for the blood test. Any draw fees or processing fee through the doctor’s office or lab are your responsibility.
Will I see the test results?
We receive two copies of your diagnostic test results back in our office 14-21 days after you’ve sent the specimen to Genova Lab. We will evaluate the results and set up a written program for you to follow. Items we recommend can be purchased through Pain & Stress Center. Once interpreted and formatted you will receive a copy of recommendations along with a copy of your test results by USPS or email. If your particular test does not require interpretation, we will forward just the test results directly to you.
I am trying to put the test kit in my cart but your website won't let me buy it?
There are many tests that we offer that are not eligable to be sent to New York or Ohio. If you live in one of those states you will not be able to buy a some of the test kit from us.
I changed my mind I don't want to do the test and I want a refund.
We will gladly issue refunds within 90 days of your purchase. We will do no exchnages or refunds beyond 90 days.
I did the test wrong or the lab says my sample is deteriorated, what now?
If you did your test wrong at home and need to start over, we can send you a new test kit if the original purchase is within 90 days.
If the lab cannot use your sample we will send you a new test kit as long as it falls within the 90 days of purchase.
Will my insurance cover this?
We do not take insurance, you will have to contact your insurance company for potential reimbursement.
Product Return Policy
You may return Unopened Bottles to Pain & Stress Center Products within 30 days of invoice. We do not offer refunds on products that have been opened. Please call for a return authorization number.
We charge a 20% restocking/handling fee for product returns less shipping. Shipping fees are not refundable.
PROBLEMS OR CONCERNS
If there is a problem with any product, please call 1-800-669-2256 and talk with one of our customer representatives.
†These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Statements are not intended to diagnose, prevent, treat, or cure any disease.