Genova Amino Acids Analysis, Urine

b-Aminoisobutyric Acid (Urine)

A healthy result should fall into the range 11 - 160 micromol/g creatinine.

Beta-aminoisobutyric acid (BAIB) is an amino acid end product of the pyrimidine metabolism. It is excreted in small quantities into the urine in almost all human beings. Thymine, released when RNA and DNA are degraded, enters a catabolic pathway that leads to Beta-Aminoisobutyric Acid.

References:

  • Beta-aminoisobutyric acid excretion [L]
  • beta-Aminoisobutyric acid as a marker of thymine catabolism in malignancy. [L]

b-Aminoisobutyric Acid (Urine) result calculator

insert the value from you b-Aminoisobutyric Acid (Urine) test result.

What does it mean if your b-Aminoisobutyric Acid (Urine) result is too high?

- High b-Aminoisobutyric Acid in urine is a benign metabolic polymorphism present in some human populations due to deficiency of hepatic BAIB-pyruvate transaminase.

- Over 40% of some asian populations have this condition.

- Excretion of BAIB increases in x-ray radiation-induced destruction of DNA.

- Increased urinary concentrations of beta-aminoisobutyric acid were frequently found in tumour patients, especially in patients with leukaemia and non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

- Parenteral administration of excessive folic acid (by injection for example) also stimulates cell turnover that results in increased BAIB.

- If this amino acid is high, it may indicate a vitamin B6 deficiency.

- It has been observed that women excrete increased amounts of BAIB during pregnancy.

Although excretion of amino acids in the urine is frequently a symptom of a metabolic disorder, often genetic in nature, the excretion of high levels of BAIB does not appear to be causing harm or damage, but neither is its adaptive significance yet clear.

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.

WE SUPPORT 1000+ BIOMARKERS INCLUDING BIOMARKERS FROM YOUR FAVOURITE LABS

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."



Pricing
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.