Organic Acids Profile
Updated over a week ago

Test Details

Lab Company: US BioTek
โ€‹Sample Type: Urine
โ€‹Collection Location: At Home

The comprehensive organic acids profile measures 36 organic acids to create a unique patient biochemistry profile that reflects how well the body is obtaining and utilizing nutrients. A customized diet and lifestyle plan can then be established to address specific nutritional needs.


Key Details

  • DO NOT collect your sample when you are menstruating or when you have a UTI.

  • You must avoid certain foods for 48 hours prior to sample collection.

  • Avoid excessive fluid intake the evening prior to sample collection.

  • Ensure the sample is completely dry before shipping it back to the lab.

  • Ship your sample back to the lab within 48 hours of collection.


Preparation & Timing

  • Avoid collecting samples when:

    • You are menstruating.

    • You have a urinary tract infection.

  • If you take any medications and supplements, consult your healthcare provider regarding collection timing.

    • Some supplements and medications may impact results.

    • Do not discontinue prescription medications without consulting your healthcare provider.

  • Avoid the following foods for 48 hours prior to sample collection.

    • Beverages

      • Tea

      • Coffee

      • Alcoholic beverages

      • Juice

    • Vegetables & Fruits

      • Avocado

      • Tomato

      • Banana

      • Grapes/Raisins

      • Kiwi

      • Pineapple

      • Plantain

      • Plums/Prunes

    • Seeds & Nuts

      • Walnut

      • Pecan

    • Other Foods

      • Ketchup

      • Jell-O

      • Vanilla extract

      • Aged and processed cheeses

  • Avoid excessive fluid intake the evening prior to collection.

    • If your sample is too dilute, it will not be able to be analyzed.


Collection Instructions

  1. On the collection strip, clearly write:

    1. Your name

    2. Your date of birth

    3. Your gender

    4. The collection date

  2. You will collect your first morning urine.

    1. Collect prior to eating or drinking.

    2. If you have a nontraditional schedule, collect your first urine after your longest stretch of sleep.

  3. Start urinating - do not collect the first portion of urine.

  4. Start collecting urine mid-stream into any clean cup.

    1. The test kit does not come with a collection cup.

  5. Get the test collection strip.

    1. DO NOT touch the absorbent pads.

  6. Place the absorbent pad portion of the collection strip into the cup.

  7. Leave the strip inside the cup for at least 15 seconds to ensure full saturation.

  8. Take the collection strip out of the cup, briefly allowing it to drip freely.

  9. Dry the collection strip by air drying or blow drying.

    1. Air Dry

      1. Air dry the collection strip for at least 12 hours.

      2. The absorbent pad may drape and touch the collection strip.

    2. Blow Dry

      1. Dry the collection strip with a hair dryer set on "low." The air may be warm but NOT HOT.

      2. Allow 1-3 inches between the dryer and the collection strip.

      3. Dry both sides of the collection strip for 5 minutes per side (total drying time of 10 minutes).

  10. Once the collection strip is fully dried, tuck the cover into the flap.

  11. On the back of the strip, note the method you used to dry it.

  12. Place the completely dry collection strip into the resealable bag and seal tightly.


Requisition & Payment

  • Your kit has been prepaid. You DO NOT need to pay anything extra.

  • You must complete your requisition form and send it back with your samples.

    • Since you pre-paid for your tests, you do not need to fill in the payment information on this form.


Shipping

  • Ship your sample back to the lab within 48 hours of collection.

  • To prepare your sample for shipping,

    • Ensure the collection strip is completely dry.

    • Tuck the strip cover into the flap.

    • On the back of the collection strip, note the method used to dry it.

    • Place the completely dry strip into the resealable bag.

    • Seal the bag tightly.

    • Place the resealable bag into the provided return mailer.

    • Place the completed test requisition form into the return mailer.

  • Make a note of the tracking number so that you can track your sample back to the lab.


Results

  • Results should be released to your provider 5-10 business days after samples are received at the lab. Rupa Health cannot guarantee processing time.


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Questions?

Email Rupa Health at support@rupahealth.com or reach out via the chat in your patient portal.

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