Amino acids (plasma)

Referred to Berkshire & Surrey Pathology Services, Frimley Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Portsmouth Road, Frimley, Surrey GU16 7UJ

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Samples required

Lithium heparin blood (green top. 6 mL tube). Smaller tubes are available for paediatric samples.

If your area no longer stocks lithium heparin tubes please contact the laboratory for advice.

Full clinical details required.

Test indications

Suspected inborn errors of metabolism (see paediatric investigation profiles).

Reference range

See interpretative report.

Turnaround time

Referral lab quotes turnaround time of 12 days, however additional time must be allowed for packing, dispatch and delivery of sample, and return and processing of results.


Biochemistry (Referrals)