A healthy result should fall into the range 3 - 43 micromol/g creatinine.

Arginine is a conditionally essential amino acid that is critical for your cardiovascular health and detoxification functions. The amino acid, arginine, is used to make the powerful blood vessel regulator, nitric oxide. Nitric oxide acts to lower blood pressure.

Too little arginine can lead to high blood pressure.

Too much arginine can lead to increased aging from oxidative damage. Arginine is measured in blood and markers of arginine insufficiency are measured in urine.

High citrateisocitratecis-Aconitate, or orotate can indicate arginine insufficiency. The essential amino acid lysine needs to be present in amounts balanced with arginine to ensure healthy immune system function.

Arginine (Urine) result calculator

insert the value from you Arginine (Urine) test result.

What does it mean if your Arginine (Urine) result is too low?

Arginine is vital for the body’s processing of nitrogen and is a precursor to nitric oxide via the urea cycle. Nitric oxide is critical for relaxation of the endothelium, a layer of cells that lines the inside of blood vessels. Arginine deficiencies, therefore, have wide-ranging effects on the cardiovascular system. Low arginine may indicate too much lysine or histidine supplementation competing for absorption, or consumption of too many lysine-containing foods, including meat and dairy products. Low arginine is also associated with elevated ammonia.

Subnormal arginine often is consistent with muscle weakness, fatigue and is occasionally coincident with chronic infections. Arginine is found in all protein foods and is very abundant in seeds and nuts.

What does it mean if your Arginine (Urine) result is too high?

High levels are often associated with a functional block in the urea cycle. Manganese activates an arginase enzyme, so supplementing with manganese may help.

Are you concerned about your lab report?
Select your plan, upload your lab reports and we’ll provide you with a meaningful interpretation.

Basic Interpretation
  • Instant interpretation
  • Use self upload form
  • 800+ biomarkers explained
  • Nutrition Recommendations
  • Cancel anytime
Full Interpretation
  • Instant interpretation
  • We upload 4 reports for you
  • 800+ biomarkers explained
  • Nutrition Recommendations
  • Cancel anytime
  • Online support
Own It For Life
  • Unlimited access
  • No subscription
  • Instant interpretations
  • We upload 10 reports for you
  • 800+ biomarkers explained
  • Nutrition Recommendations
  • Dedicated support

Test results don't lie. Learn what is happening inside your body.

Health is not exactly rocket science. You just have to know what your body needs and doesn't need. Your medical tests contain that information. Upload them to our service and we’ll help you understand, organize, and act on them.

Get Started

Medical results explained and interpreted.


Healthmatters.io customer review

"I was really concerned about my lab results and my GP was not able to see me for another week. Through HealthMatters I was able to interpret my results instantly."

Healthmatters.io thankfull female customer

"I've been keeping all my lab results in a spreadsheet, covering approximately 20 years. The HealthMatters team helped me upload that info into the cloud. I can show this data to my family and doctors now easily."

Healthmatters.io thankful young female customer

"I had no idea what my lab results meant. Here I found all the biomarkers that I was looking for online. Finally, I have not only organized them all neatly in one place, but I am also grateful to be able to understand what they mean."

Privacy and security of personal data. HIPAA and GDPR compliant badges.

Your Privacy And Security

At HealthMatters, we're committed to maintaining the security and confidentiality of your personal information. We've put security measures in place to help protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of information under our control. We use procedural, physical and electronic security methods designed to prevent people who aren't authorized from getting access to this information. Our internal code of conduct adds additional privacy protection. See our Privacy Policy for more information.