Amino Acids Analysis - Urine


Test Details

Test Company: Genova Diagnostics
Test Type:
Collection Location:
 At Home


Collection Instructions & Videos

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Planning & Prepping

  • 4 Days before collection discontinue (unless instructed otherwise by your practitioner): Non-essential medications including acetaminophen and over-the counter cold remedies; any vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and herbal supplements taken regularly.
    • Avoid sports drinks, energy drinks, and vitamin waters.
  • 24 hrs before collection: Avoid eating or drinking any products containing aspartame (Nutra-Sweet, Canderel, Splenda ) and monosodium glutamate (MSG). Otherwise, eat your usual diet.
    • Avoid excessive fluid intake. Limit intake to no more than an average fluid intake of 1.5 L throughout the day. 


  • If you paid the full test price to Rupa up front:

    • You won't need to pay or do anything else.
    • Don't worry about filling out payment or insurance sections on the requisition.
    • Make sure "Clinician Bill" is checked off.

    If you're going through insurance for the test:

    • You paid Rupa Health the Initial Insurance price for the test
    • Genova will bill your insurance company for the remainder of the test price
    • Genova will contact you if there is any remaining balance
    • Make sure to fill in your insurance information on the requisition form


  • Plan to ship the specimen Monday – Thursday overnight delivery
  •  Call 1.800.GoFedEx (1.800.463.3339) to schedule shipping. When the automated system asks “How may I help you?” say “Return a Package”. Tell the FedEx representative “I am using a billable stamp” and they will walk you through the process and make it easy.
  • Be sure to keep your tracking number for future reference and tracking purposes.


  • Your provider will notify you when results are in and schedule a follow-up to review them together


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