Amino Acid Analysis, LC/MS, Urine (Quest Diagnostics)
Amino acid analysis is necessary for the diagnosis of a variety of inborn errors of metabolism. These include, but are not limited to:
maple syrup urine disease,
The assay is also key for the continued monitoring of treatment plans for these disorders and useful for assessing nutritional status of patients.
ValineOptimal range: 2 - 6 mmol/mol creatinine
Valine, together with Isoleucine and Leucine are essential amino acids and are collectively referred to as branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs).LEARN MORE