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Amino Acids, Urine

Alternate test name

Lab area
Clinical Biochemistry - Metabolic Diseases
Method and equipment
Quantitation of amino acids following derivatization, measurement by UPLC absorbance.
Expected turn-around time
7 Days
Specimen type


Specimen requirements

500 µL minimum

Storage and transportation

Ship sample frozen on dry ice

Special requirements

Urine should be collected in a sterile screw top container and properly tightened to prevent leaks. Sample must be frozen after collection.

Shipping information
The Hospital for Sick Children
Rapid Response Laboratory
555 University Avenue, Room 3642
Toronto, ON
M5G 1X8
Phone: 416-813-7200
Toll Free: 1-855-381-3212
Hours: 7 days/week, 24 hours/day
Disease condition

Amino acidurias resulting from specific transporter defects, renal failure or other inborn errors of metabolism.

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