Amino Acids 20 Profile – Blood Spot

$241.00

Amino acids play central roles as building blocks of proteins and as intermediates in metabolism. Amino-acid metabolism may be compromised by common lifestyle and dietary factors, which may result in inadequate levels of essential amino acids and/or missing nutrient cofactors required for effective amino acid metabolism. The Bloodspot Amino Acids 20 Profile is a finger-stick amino acid test that can illuminate problems in amino acid absorption and metabolism by determining amino acid imbalances in the nine essential amino acids, four conditionally essential amino acids, and seven additional amino acids. Intervention with a customized amino-acid supplement based on test results may be effective in conditions associated with inefficient amino acid metabolism.

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What is the Amino Acids 20 Blood Spot Profile?

Amino acids play central roles as building blocks of proteins and as intermediates in metabolism. Amino-acid metabolism may be compromised by common lifestyle and dietary factors, which may result in inadequate levels of essential amino acids and/or missing nutrient cofactors required for effective amino acid metabolism. The Bloodspot Amino Acids 20 Profile is a finger-stick amino acid test that can illuminate problems in amino acid absorption and metabolism by determining amino acid imbalances in the nine essential amino acids, four conditionally essential amino acids, and seven additional amino acids. Intervention with a customized amino-acid supplement based on test results may be effective in conditions associated with inefficient amino acid metabolism.

The complete Amino Acids 20 Profile Bloodspot assesses:

  • Essential Amino Acids
    • Limiting Amino Acids
    • Branched Chain Amino Acids
    • Other Essential Amino Acids
    • Conditionally Essential Amino Acids
  • Amino Acid Functional Categories
    • Vascular Function
    • Neurotransmitters and Precursors
    • Sulfur Amino Acids (Glutathione-related)
    • Urea Cycle and Ammonia Detoxification
    • Ratios

The distinctive Amino Acids 20 Profile Blood Spot report provides:

  • Quintile reporting of results to allow the clinician to quickly see potential areas of concern
  • Amino acids results categorized into functional areas
  • Customized Amino Acid Formula – customized amino acids blend based on test results

When Should the Amino Acids 20 Blood Spot Profile Be Considered?

Common clinical indications for amino acid testing include:

  • Gaining insight into Dietary Protein Intake and Digestion/Absorption
  • Weight Issues/Dietary Guidance

What Advantage Does the Amino Acids 20 Blood Spot Profile Offer Compared to Other Diagnostics?

Amino-acid assessment through blood spot testing can provide indications for dietary modification of protein intake and/or amino-acid supplementation.

This profile is a great option for clinicians without access to blood-draw facilities. With just a simple finger stick, this easy-to-use blood spot test offers a convenient alternative to a blood draw in determining amino acid status.

Advantages of blood spot testing:

  • Easy to implement in any practice
  • Does not require venipuncture
  • Cost-effective testing and therapy
  • Easy enough for patients to use at home
  • Simple and economical option for follow-up testing

What Can Clinicians and Patients Expect from the Amino Acids 20 Blood Spot Profile?

Imbalanced or insufficient amino acids can affect a wide range of body functions, producing symptoms that negatively affect the quality of life. An expanded panel of essential, conditionally essential amino acids, and non-essential amino acids provides clinical utility and supports the development of personalized treatments. A formula for a customized amino-acid blend is provided with each report, offering suggested replacement amounts based on test results.