As a result, amino acids have more diverse functions than any other nutrient group, including: Cellular energy production ,Formation of ligaments, tendons, and bones ,Formation of antibodies ,Formation and regulation of enzymes and blood transport proteins ,Fasting blood levels represent a homeostatic balance between supply and utilization of amino acids.
The Metametrix Bloodspot Amino Acid Assay can illuminate problems in amino acid absorption by determining essential amino acid imbalances. The Bloodspot Amino Acid Assay is a non-invasive alternative to a 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. Involves a simple finger stick.
Determines levels of:
Analytes from :