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Plasma Amino Acids

Alternative Names:Alanine
Arginine
Citrulline
Glutamine
Glycine
Isoleucine
Leucine
Lysine
Methionine
Ornithine
Phenylalanine
Taurine
Tyrosine
Valine
Laboratory:Clinical Biochemistry
Test Code:VCG
Medicare rebatable:Yes
Specimen Types:Plasma
Container Types:
Lithium Heparin (without Gel)Lithium Heparin (without Gel)
Adults Volume or Mass:2 mL
Minimum/Paediatric Volume or Mass:1 mL
Collection & Request Instructions:Collect on Ice

At least 1 ml of blood in a heparin tube cooled on wet ice.

Transport Instructions:On Ice
Send to lab immediately
Processing Instructions:Centrifuge immediately
Aliquot
Store at -20'C

Separate plasma within 1 hour of collection and store and transport frozen.

External Laboratory:Victorian Clinical Genetics Service
  External Laboratory details...
External Transport Instructions:Send Frozen on Dry Ice