Bloodspot Amino Acids

Test Details

Lab Company: Genova Diagnostics
Sample Type: Blood Spot
Collection Location:  At Home

The Bloodspot Amino Acids profiles determine amino acid imbalances or insufficiencies. 

🔑 Key Details 📦 Shipping
Preparation & Timing 📊 Results
🧪 Collection Instructions 📚 More Resources
💳 Requisition & Payment
💬 Questions?

Key Details 

  • Do NOT register your test online with Genova.
  • You must fast for at least 8 hours prior to collecting your sample. 
  • Ship your sample within 48 hours of collection, Monday - Thursday only. 

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Preparation & Timing

  • You must fast for at least 8 hours prior to collecting your sample. 
    • You may have water during your fast. 
  • You do not need to discontinue any medications or nutritional supplements prior to testing.

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Collection Instructions

  1. Write your first and last name, date of birth, gender, and the date of collection on the blood spot collection card and test requisition form. 
  2. Wash your hands with warm water for a few minutes.
  3. Dry your hands with a clean towel.
  4. To improve circulation, 
    1. Hold your hand lower than heart level and gently massage the entire length of the middle finger on your non-dominant hand for 30 seconds.
    2. Hang your arm down and gently shake your fingers for a few seconds. 
  5. Clean the tip of your middle finger (on your non-dominant hand) with the included alcohol pad.
  6. Remove the cap from the lancet.
  7. Press the red tip of the lancet firmly against the side of your sterilized finger.
    1. Press until you hear the click.
  8. Gently massage the entire length of your pricked finger to form blood drops.
  9. Touch the tip of the drop to a circle on the collection card.
    1. Do not smear the blood drop.
    2. Do not touch the card with your finger.
  10. Fill all circles FULLY. 
    1. Blood should saturate through both sides of the card.
  11. If you are unable to get sufficient blood, repeat the process with the second lancet and another finger. 
  12. Bandage your finger.
  13. Allow the collection card to dry for at least 24 hours.
  14. Once dry, place the card in the resealable plastic bag

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Requisition & Payment

  • Your kit has been prepaid. You DO NOT need to pay anything extra.
  • Instructions on how to fill out your requisition can be found HERE (insurance pay) and HERE (cash pay).
    • Since you pre-paid for your tests, you do not need to fill in the payment information on any of these forms.
    • Do NOT register your test online with Genova.

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Shipping

  • Ship your sample within 48 hours of collection, Monday - Thursday only. 
  • To prepare your sample for shipping, 
    • Allow the collection card to FULLY DRY for at least 24 hours. 
    • Fold the insert page in half to cover the DRY collection card.
    • Place the collection card in the resealable plastic bag. 
    • Place the plastic bag in the provided return envelope.
    • Place the completed test requisition form in the return envelope. 
  • Make a note of the tracking number so that you can track your sample back to the lab.

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Results

  • Results should be released to your provider 7-21 business days after samples are received at the lab. We cannot guarantee processing time. 
  • Your provider will notify you when your results are in and schedule a follow-up appointment for you to review them together. 
  • Your provider may choose to release your results to you. Rupa cannot release your results without provider authorization.

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More Resources

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Questions?

For general questions, email Rupa Health at support@rupahealth.com. For test-specific questions, contact Genova Diagnostics by calling 800-522-4762 or chatting with support