The Bloodspot Amino Acid 20 test is a finger stick amino acid test that measures all essential amino acids.
Amino acids, known as the "building blocks" of proteins, are found in every tissue of the body. They play a major role in nearly every chemical process that affects both physical and mental function including the formation of ligaments, tendons, bones, and antibodies. They are also involved in the regulation of enzymes and blood transport proteins. A total of twenty different amino acids are used to synthesize proteins – this test measures all those amino acids.
The Bloodspot Amino Acid 20 test is a finger stick amino acid test that measures all essential amino acids. Fasting levels of amino acids represent homeostatic balance between supply and utilization of these critical building blocks. The Bloodspot Amino Acid 20 test is a non-invasive alternative to the blood draw in determining essential amino acid status and therefore may be a better alternative in the pediatric setting. The test kit is simple enough for the patient to use at home. A formula for a custom amino acid blend is provided with every bloodspot amino acid test result. This blend can be made by any compounding pharmacy.
Essential amino acid concentration
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