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We know that body-builders and gym-junkies concentrate on AminoAcids to give them hard bodies and defined muscles. However, AminoAcids play a significant role in the body – and with deficiency comesall types of illnesses.
The Amino Acid Analysis measures 38 amino acids to evaluate dietaryprotein adequacy, digestion, absorption, transport, metabolicimpairments and nutritional deficits including essential vitamins,minerals and amino acids.
Amino Acid Analysis can be an important part of any thoroughnutritional and metabolic analysis, especially in cases of chronic illhealth that have been difficult to diagnose or have failed to responseto treatment.
In addition to family history, a variety of presentingconditions may indicate disordered amino acid metabolism, includingchronic fatigue, frequent headaches, chronic digestive dysfunction,intolerances to foods and chemicals, chronic inflammation, depression,learning disabilities, malnutrition, neurological disorders or symptomsof degenerative disease.
If you find yourself feeling ill, depressed, or constantlytired, and are sick of running from practitioner to practitioner payingfor ‘guesses’, then this test may really benefit you.
The Amino Acid Analysis tests 38 amino acids and relatedproducts, while Emed will interpret these hard-to-understand testresults into a comprehensive personalised report.
Amino Acid deficiencies can lead to many different types of ill health and conditions, including:
|Cardiovascular disease||,Mental retardation|
|,Depression||,Neural tube defects|
|,Detoxification impairments||,Ocular disorders|
|,Excessive inflammation||,Oxidative stress|
|Hyperlipidaemias||,Vitamin and mineral deficiencies|
By identifying your deficient amino acids, you will be able toactively supplement with the required amino acids supplements and ‘fillin the gaps’ in your diet.
Using a first morning urine specimen, the test can identify current amino acid status and any existing imbalances. Results can be utilised in the design of specific replacement therapy, aimed at restoring balance where necessary.
Due to renal conservation of amino acids; urine levels typically drop before plasma levels. Urine is also not subject to the circadian rhythm variation in amino acids that is present in blood, and excesses or deficiencies over a period of time can be more easily assessed. For these reasons, a Urinary Amino Acids test is more likely to reveal marginal deficiencies.
Plasma amino acids analysis may be preferred if collecting urine is complicated. Other possible reasons for selecting plasma analysis include severe malnutrition, anorexia, haematuria conditions (including menstruation) and rheumatoid arthritis, where the common pattern of low histidine only shows in a plasma sample.
Amino Acids Tested:
- Essential Amino Acids
- Non-Essential Amino Acids
- Intermediary Metabolites and Diagnostic Markers
- Dietary Peptide Related Markers
How is the Test Done?
Purchase test as you would any other product on Emed by adding it to your shopping cart.
Once the transaction is completed Emed will send a urinary collection bottle and instructions.
Using the appropriate envelope you send the specimen to our pathology centre.
Analysis of your sample is performed, raw test data is sent to Emed and further evaluated along with your clinical profile.
An individual, comprehensive and in depth report is generated basedon your case history outlining your test results and how to implementthe changes to improve your health.
Emed will of course provide continuing online support to help you implement your specific plan.