Amino Acid Profile, Qn, Plasma


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This is a blood test to check levels of certain amino acids in the blood, and is primarily ordered by doctors to check for signs of conditions like urea cycle defects.

This includes:

  • Taurine
  • Glycine
  • Tyrosine
  • Glutamate
  • Homocystine

… and 31 others. For the full list, please see the LabCorp listing under the “LOINC Map” section.

Expected turnaround is 3-6 days, although this can vary depending on other tests ordered for the same blood draw, and expected variation in LabCorp test handling.

This test was developed by LabCorp, and has not been cleared or approved by the FDA.