The Amino Acid Analysis, FMV (First Morning Void) Urine
The complete Amino Acid Analysis, FMV includes:
- Amino Acid Analysis
- Nutritionally Essential Amino Acids
- Nonessential Protein Amino Acids
- Intermediary Metabolites
- Dietary Peptide Related Markers
The Amino Acid Analysis, FMV report configuration provides for easy interpretation and clinically actionable results. The report provides clinicians with a valuable Suggested Supplement Schedule which personalizes recommendations based on patients' test results. Additionally, the report is depicted in an Interpretation-At-A-Glance format for quick facts on nutrient function, causes and complications of their deficiencies, and dietary sources.
Why an Amino Acid Analysis?
The Amino Acid Analysis, FMV is a nutritional test that evaluates amino acids for advanced insight and targeted treatment. Amino acid metabolism may be compromised by common lifestyle and dietary factors, which may result in inadequate levels of amino acids. Urine amino acid testing is specifically valuable for assessing vitamin/mineral cofactors that affect amino acid metabolism and provide insight into protein digestion.
Amino Acid Analysis is Effective for Patients Experiencing
(Clinical indications for testing include)
- Dietary Issues Related to Protein Intake and Digestion
- Weight Issues/Dietary Guidance
- Mood Disorders
What does the Amino Acid Analysis, FMV show?
The complete Amino Acid Analysis, FMV includes:
- Nutritionally Essential Amino Acids (11 analytes)
- Nonessential Protein Amino Acids (10 analytes)
- Intermediary Metabolites (14 analytes)
- B-Vitamin Markers
- Urea Cycle Markers
- Glycine/Serine Metabolites
- Dietary-Peptide Related Markers (4 analytes)
What samples will I need for the test?
15ml Aliquot of urine (First morning void-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.
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