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Amino Acid Qualitative, Serum

Overview Brief

The Amino Acid Qualitative, Serum is a Quantitative test for evaluation of patients to detect possible inborn problems in the metabolism of Amino Acids.

What is Amino Acid Qualitative, Serum?

Amino Acid Qualitative, Serum is a test performed in patients suspected of having an inborn error of amino acid metabolism. It separates and measures all the amino acids made in our bodies or taken in from diet to identify any changes which may indicate an inborn error of metabolism.

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How is Amino Acid Qualitative, Serum Performed?

The Amino Acid Qualitative, Serum is a painless and safe procedure. The process of Amino Acid Qualitative, Serum involves

  • The area where the sample is taken is cleaned with a germ-killing solution.
  • A blood sample is drawn from the vein in the patient’s arm.
  • The blood sample is sent to a lab.
  • The patient will get the test results within a period of time.

Patients can leave the hospital as soon as the sample is taken.

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Preparation before Amino Acid Qualitative, Serum

Patients have to schedule the test beforehand. The preparation for the test includes

  • No special preparation is required.
  • If an infant is to undergo the procedure, the infant must not be fed 4 hours before the process.

Post-care after Amino Acid Qualitative, Serum

The pathologist will advise about the post-care after the test.

  • You may resume your usual lifestyle right after the procedure unless your doctor advises otherwise.

Sample type required in Amino Acid Qualitative, Serum

The samples required for testing are

  • Blood

Side-effects of Amino Acid Qualitative, Serum

Amino Acid Qualitative, Serum is a safe procedure. Some common risks are

  • Fainting or feeling lightheaded.
  • Excessive bleeding.
  • Infection (a slight risk anytime the skin is broken).
  • Blood accumulating under the skin (also called hematoma).

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