Amino Acids Analysis - Plasma

Test Details

Lab Company: Genova Diagnostics
Sample Type: Plasma
Collection Location:  At Home, In Lab (Phlebotomy Required)

The Amino Acids Analysis measures 36 amino acids and intermediary metabolites in plasma.          

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

Key Details 

  • Sample collection must be performed by a phlebotomist Monday - Thursday only. 
    • Information about scheduling a blood draw can be found HERE
    • You may need to pay a separate fee for phlebotomy.
  • Certain medications may affect your results.
  • You must avoid certain medications and foods prior to your blood draw.
  • Fast overnight (for at least 12 hours) prior to your blood draw.
  • Do NOT register your test online with Genova.

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Preparation & Timing

  • Sample collection must be performed by a phlebotomist Monday - Thursday only
    • Information about scheduling a blood draw can be found HERE
    • You may need to pay a separate fee for phlebotomy.
  • If you take any of the following medications, your results may be impacted:
    • Corticosteroids
    • Aminoglycoside antibiotics
    • Amphetamines
    • Antihistamines
    • Cephalosporin
    • Cephamycins
    • Penicillin
    • D-penicillamine
    • Phenothiazine derivatives 
  • Discontinue the following foods and medications for 4 days prior to your blood draw
    • Non-essential medications
      • Do not discontinue any prescription medications without consulting your healthcare practitioner.
    • Acetaminophen
    • Over-the-counter cold remedies
    • Vitamins
    • Minerals
    • Amino acids
    • Herbal supplements
    • Enhanced sports drinks
    • Energy drinks
    • Vitamin waters
  • Avoid the following foods for 24 hours before your blood draw
    • Any products containing aspartame
      • Nutra-Sweet
      • Equal
      • Spoonful
    • MSG
    • Over-consumption of any single food
  • Fast overnight (for at least 12 hours) prior to your blood draw.
  • Freeze the provided freezer brick for at least 8 hours prior to your blood draw.

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Collection Instructions

  1. Freeze the provided freezer brick for at least 8 hours prior to your blood draw.
  2. Bring the entire test kit, frozen freezer brick, and completed test requisition form with you to your blood draw appointment. 
  3. Your blood draw can only be done and shipped Monday - Thursday.
  4. The phlebotomist will collect, prepare, and ship your sample for you.
    1. You can view the phlebotomist collection instructions HERE.

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Requisition & Payment

  • Your kit has been prepaid. You may need to pay a separate fee for phlebotomy.
  • 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

  • The phlebotomist will ship your sample for you using the materials provided in the test kit.

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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