Glutamine - plasma
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2 mL blood in lithium heparin tube collected 2 hours after a high protein meal. The specimen must be separated and frozen immediately.
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Investigation of a patient with suspected hyperammonaemia.
Glutamine is increased in patients with genetic hyperammonaemia.
Bachmann C. Clin Chem Lab Med 2002; 40(7): 653-62.