Plasma amino acids

Amino acids blood test

Plasma amino acids is a screening test done on infants that looks at the amounts of amino acids in the blood. Amino acids are the building blocks for proteins in the body.

Amino acids

Amino acids are either essential, which must be supplied by food, or nonessential, which are made in the body.

How the Test is Performed

How to Prepare for the Test

How the Test will Feel

Why the Test is Performed

Normal Results

What Abnormal Results Mean

Considerations