Amino Acid Profile

In addition to pinpointing problems in amino acid absorption and determining essential amino acid imbalances, the plasma amino acid test includes evaluation of branched chain and essential and non-essential amino acids. Disorders that can be discovered through an Amino Acid Profile include: protein inadequacy, gastrointestinal insufficiencies, inflammatory responses, vitamin and mineral dysfunctions, cardiovascular disease, ammonia toxicity, food and chemical sensitivities, neurological dysfunction and inborn errors of metabolism.

TCA cycle amino acid intermediates are indicators of mitochondrial function and can indicate disorders of glucose metabolism, energy regulation, carnitine and amino acid deficiencies.

Contact us for further details. To request this test, submit our Contract Research Project Test Form.

Amino Acid Profile

Contact Information


Kennedy Krieger Institute Genetics Laboratories
707 North Broadway
Room 500R
Baltimore, MD 21205

Billing Information:

Kennedy Krieger Institute Genetics Lab Billing Department
Attn: Ann Snitcher
Phone: (443) 923-2788
Fax: (443) 923-2755

Tax ID: 52-1524965
NPI Number1649595141


As of May 1, 2017, we will no longer be offering peroxisomal testing in skin fibroblasts. We will continue to offer prenatal testing in cultured cells.

The laboratory was recently reaccredited by CAP. This accreditation extends through June 30, 2019.