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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. Intervention with amino-acid supplementation and nutrient cofactors may also be effective in conditions associated with inefficient amino acid metabolism.

What Are The Benefits of Testing Amino Acid In Plasma?

Amino Acid Analysis in plasma measures levels of key amino acids in blood. Measuring amino acids in a fasting plasma sample provides a measurement of the overall “steady-state” amino acid pool. The test identifies amino-acid insufficiencies and imbalances, which can occur due to inadequate dietary intake and/or maldigestion/malabsorption of dietary proteins.

The Complete Amino Acid Analysis, Plasma offers:

  • Nutritionally Essential Amino Acids (11 analytes)
  • Nonessential Protein Amino Acids (9 analytes)
  • Intermediary Metabolites (14 analytes)
  • Dietary Peptide Related Markers
    • B-Vitamin Markers
    • Urea Cycle Markers
    • Glycine/Serine Metabolites
    • Dietary-Peptide Related Markers (2 analytes)

When Should the Amino Acid Analysis, Plasma testing be Considered?

Clinical indications for testing amino acids in Plasma include:

  • Mood Disorders
  • Weight Issues
  • Dietary Guidance
  • Gaining insight into Dietary Protein Intake and Digestion/Absorption
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • GI disorders

The plasma amino acid measurements in the Amino Acid Plasma profile represent the steady state of the body’s amino acid pool. Plasma samples are preferred when assessing clinical conditions for which amino acid supplementation may be indicated (such as neuropsychiatric or behavioral disorders), or in states of lowered immune function or questionable dietary protein intake.

At DrHagmeyer.com we use plasma amino acids in patients who have inconsistent diets, restricted diets and are unable to maintain a controlled dietary intake (i.e. eating disorders, chronically ill patients, patients who have been on restricted diets longer, cancer patients). Plasma amino acids are also recommended for individuals with proteinuria, since urinary amino acid levels will be affected in this condition.

What Advantage Does the Profile Offer Compared to Other Diagnostics?

Amino acid assessment can provide guidelines for dietary modification of protein intake and can indicate the functional need for:

  • Specific amino acid supplementation
  • Digestive support
  • Nutrient cofactors (antioxidants, B-vitamins, minerals)

What Can Clinicians and Patients Expect from Amino Acid Analysis, Plasma Testing?

Imbalanced or insufficient amino acids can affect a wide range of body functions, producing symptoms that negatively affect the quality of life. A targeted nutritional assessment panel such as the Amino Acid Analysis, Plasma profile provides clinical utility and supports the development of personalized treatments. Identification and targeted treatment of underlying imbalances with customized nutrient recommendations can enhance other treatments and increase the patients’ overall health and ability to combat chronic illness.

Why Use the Amino Acid Analysis, FMV Profile (Urine)?

The Amino Acid Analysis in urine otherwise known as the Amino Acid Analysis FMV is a nutritional test that evaluates amino acids for advanced insight and targeted treatment. Amino acid metabolism may be compromised by common lifestyle and dietary factors, which may result in inadequate levels of amino acids. Urine amino acid testing is specifically valuable for assessing vitamin/mineral cofactors that affect amino acid metabolism and provide insight into protein digestion.

Amino Acid Analysis FMV testing gives you a sense of the overall nutrient absorption from your gastrointestinal tract (GI tract), as well as shows you how well you are doing with the compounds in your methylation cycle.

It measures homocysteine, an important indicator of cardiac health and pro inflammatory status in your body, and a component of the methylation cycle. It also measures methionine, taurine, phospholipids, and other compounds which are indicators of methylation cycle status. It gives you a sense of your ability to make methyl groups by measuring the level of molecules that need methyl groups to be processed.

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Effective for Patients Experiencing

  • Dietary Issues Related to Protein Intake and Digestion
  • Weight Issues/Dietary Guidance
  • Mood Disorders such as Depression or Anxiety
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • GI disorders

About the Amino Acid Analysis, FMV (Urine)

The complete Amino Acid Analysis, FMV includes:

    • Amino Acid Analysis
      • Nutritionally Essential Amino Acids
      • Nonessential Protein Amino Acids
      • Intermediary Metabolites
      • Dietary Peptide Related Markers

Why Test Amino Acid Analysis in Urine?

The best test for measuring amino acids in urine is the Amino Acid FMV test. 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. Intervention with amino-acid supplementation and nutrient cofactors may be effective in conditions associated with inefficient amino acid metabolism.

Amino Acid Analysis, FMV measures levels of all the key amino acids in urine. The amino acid levels in urine represent recent dietary intake and is most useful for assessing vitamin/mineral cofactors that affect amino acid metabolism.

The complete Amino Acid Analysis, FMV includes:

  • Nutritionally Essential Amino Acids (11 analytes)
  • Nonessential Protein Amino Acids (10 analytes)
  • Intermediary Metabolites (14 analytes)
    • B-Vitamin Markers
    • Urea Cycle Markers
    • Glycine/Serine Metabolites
  • Dietary-Peptide Related Markers (4 analytes)

When Should the Amino Acid Analysis, FMV (Urine) Be Considered?

Clinical indications for testing amino acids in urine (FMV) include:

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

The urine amino acid measurements in the Amino Acid FMV profile can help determine functional nutrient needs related to amino acid metabolism. Since the amino acid levels in urine represent dietary intake over the previous 24–48 hours, urine amino acid analysis reveals more distinctive patterns related to problems in enzymatic activity, nutrient cofactor adequacy, and transport. At DrHagmeyer.com,  we recommend patients eat their standard diet during the 24–48 hour period prior to testing.) Since proteinuria can alter urine amino acid results, patients with this condition are better evaluated with Genova’s Amino Acid Analysis, Plasma profile.

What Advantage Does the FMV (Urine) Profile Offer Compared to Other Diagnostics?

Amino acid Testing FMV can provide guidelines for dietary modification of protein intake and can indicate the functional need for:

  • Nutrient cofactors (antioxidants, B-vitamins, minerals)
  • Specific amino acid supplementation
  • Digestive support

What Can Clinicians and Patients Expect from Amino Acid Analysis, FMV Testing?

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Imbalanced or insufficient amino acids can affect a wide range of body functions, producing symptoms that negatively affect the quality of life. A targeted nutritional assessment panel—such as the Amino Acid Analysis, FMV profile—provides clinical utility and supports the development of personalized treatments. Identification and targeted treatment of underlying imbalances with customized nutrient recommendations can enhance other treatments and increase the patients’ overall health and ability to combat chronic illness.