Amino Acid Test

(9 customer reviews)

£ 99,00

The Amino Acid Test measures 26 different amino acids in the blood. Measuring the levels of the amino acids can be beneficial if you experience: mental disorders/mood disorders, fatigue, weight problems (both overweight and underweight), digestive disorders and more.

👉 Test done at home
👉 Analysed at an ISO 13485 certified lab
👉 Comprehensive report incl. recommendations

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Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins; they act as or are synthesised into important molecules in the body such as neurotransmitters, hormones and pigments. Amino acids are needed for muscle mass, hair and to build all the tissues in the body. The balance between different amino acids is important as some amino acids can block the uptake of others, for example lysine can inhibit arginine and vice versa.

Amino acid therapy

Many people associate amino acids with athletes or bodybuilders, but we all need amino acids for our mental well-being, for digestion, the nervous system, the reproductive system and the immune system. For example, the amino acid tryptophan is needed to produce serotonin, which affects our mood.

Amino acid therapy is used for a variety of ailments, including mood and mental health disorders, sleep, fatigue, cognitive function, ADHD and much more.

You can be both too low or too high on certain amino acids. Some reasons why you may be out of balance are:

  • weakness in digestion (if you don’t t break down protein properly)
  • intake of hydrochloric acid inhibitors (such as Omeprazole)
  • low protein intake
  • individual biochemical differences
  • a lack of cofactors, i.e. supplemental nutrients that we need to utilise the amino acids in the body
  • various diseases where the body cannot utilise certain amino acids properly

Who should measure your amino acids?

Measuring the levels of the amino acids can be beneficial if you experience the following problems, for example:

  • Mental disorders / mood disorders
  • Fatigue
  • Weight problems (both overweight and underweight)
  • For athletes / regular exercisers
  • Digestive disorders
  • Liver or kidney problems
  • Recurring injuries

These amino acids are analysed

  • Alanine
  • Arginine
  • Asparagine
  • Aspartic acid
  • Beta-alanine
  • Citrulline
  • Phenylalanine
  • GABA
  • Glutamine
  • Glutamic acid
  • Glycine
  • Histidine
  • Homoarginine
  • Iso-leucine
  • Leucine
  • Lysine
  • Methionine
  • Ornithine
  • Proline
  • Sarcosine
  • Serine
  • Taurine
  • Threonine
  • Tryptophan
  • Tyrosine
  • Valine

About the amino acids

Alanine: In hypoglycaemia, alanine is important for glucose production and can stabilise blood sugar.
Arginine: Used for weight control. Stimulates growth hormones during childhood and puberty. Important for muscles and potency. Accelerates wound healing.
Asparagine: Needed for endurance, nervous system, brain and detoxification of ammonia. Low levels may occur with fatigue and depression.
Aspartic acid: Needed for hormone production and for the nervous system.
Beta-alanine: Needed for the production of carnosine, which promotes muscle endurance and neutralises lactic acid.
Citrulline: Affects growth hormone secretion. Used for fatigue and detoxification of ammonia.
Phenylalanine: Important for our mental and emotional health. Precursor to dopamine, adrenaline and norepinephrine. Used for weight control.
GABA: Has a calming effect and helps us deal with stress. Low levels often occur in depression and anxiety disorders.
Glutamine: Needed for the gut, the immune system, cognitive function and for the acid-base balance. During severe stress, intense training, illness, dieting, trauma, etc., shortages often occur.
Glutamic acid: Acts as a backup nutrient in the brain. Excessive levels can be toxic and are associated with various neurological conditions such as epilepsy.
Glycine: Important for detoxification, for our neurotransmitters and for problems such as back tension and hypersensitivity to chemicals and environmental toxins.
Histidine: Often low in people with rheumatism and people with mental disorders.
Homoarginine: Low levels are seen as a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Inhibits the growth of certain bacteria and yeasts such as Candida albicans.
Iso-leucine: Often low in people with mental imbalance. Good for trauma, surgery, sepsis and for controlling diabetes. Important for the muscles.
Leucine: Often low in people with mental imbalance. Good for trauma, surgery, sepsis and for controlling diabetes. Important for the muscles.
Lysine: Needed for bone health and to treat herpes simplex infections (and possibly other viruses). Vegetarians and vegans often have low levels.
Methionine: Important for detoxification of heavy metals and radiation. Acts as an antioxidant. May reduce certain types of depression. May be beneficial for alcoholism and drug addiction.
Ornithine: Stimulates growth hormone to increase muscle mass but high doses can cause insomnia. Strengthens the immune system.
Proline: Too high levels can be toxic and are more often the problem than too low levels.
Sarcosine: Can be used in various psychotic conditions such as schizophrenia.
Serine: High levels of serine compared to cysteine ​​can occur in psychotic patients.
Taurine: Needed for bile acid production, liver function, the central nervous system, brain, to drive GABA and more. Too low levels often occur in epilepsy.
Threonine: Needed for gastrointestinal health, collagen production and tooth enamel. Deficiency can cause neurological dysfunction and paralysis.
Tryptophan: Needed for sleep and mood. Can calm anxiety and depression.
Tyrosine: Needed for the thyroid gland, sleep, mood and to produce neurotransmitters such as dopamine, adrenaline and norepinephrine.
Valine: Often low in alcohol addicts. Important for people with brain damage and neurological diseases. Important for the muscles. Increases performance.

How to do the Amino Acid Test?

The Amino Acid Test should be taken on an empty stomach in the morning. All our health tests including the blood tests are collected at home. Capillary blood is obtained by pricking a finger and the blood is collected on a dried blood spot (DBS) paper that is sent to our ISO certified lab for analysis. You will receive your result digitally. Children can also do the test, provided that they are able to perform a blood test.

Additional information

Weight 0,049 kg


Before taking the test

  • Your test ID must be registered before it is sent for analysis (otherwise the lab will not analyze the test).
  • We recommend that you take the test on an empty stomach in the morning.
  • We recommend that you submit the test for analysis on a Monday or Tuesday).
  • If tracking code is available, please attach it to the front of the envelope (found on your test ID card).
  • Before you start, you need to register your test. Your test kit contains a sticker with your unique test ID. Register your test ID at
  • Wash your hands in hot water for about a minute. This will increase blood circulation in your fingers. Dry your hands. Doing a blood test without stimulating blood circulation might prove difficult, so please do not skip this step.
  • Disinfect your “test finger” with the supplied disinfectant paper. Wait a few seconds until the finger is completely dry.
  • Rotate the protective cover on the blood lancet to remove it. Use the extra lancet if you need to do another finger prick.
  • Place your hand on a flat surface. Put the lancet diagonally toward the test finger and press down the button. Make sure the lancet is pressed against the finger the whole time.
  • We recommend that you stand up at this stage to let the blood in your arm flow downward. Help the blood drops come out by massaging the finger toward the needle stick.
  • Drip the blood onto the circles on the paper. Standing up will help. It is important to fill all the circles completely, otherwise the lab will not be able to complete the test.
  • Place the sticker with your unique test-ID onto the paper. Wait 4 hours for the blood to dry.
  • When the blood has dried for 2 hours, put the paper in the plastic cover it arrived in.
  • Put the plastic cover in the enclosed envelope and send it the same day (preferably a Monday or Tuesday).

Refunds and returns

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Test results

You will receive your test result digitally via the login you created when you registered your test. The response time varies for different analyses, information on how long the response time your analysis takes can be found on the product page. You as a customer are responsible for registering your unique test ID in order to receive your analysis answer. Your analysis answers are sent encrypted with ID verification for maximum security.

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9 reviews for Amino Acid Test

  1. Tom

    The price was reasonable. The service was efficient and fast. Thumb up!

  2. Quinton Garthwaite

    GetTested’s Amino Acid test is outstanding! The kit arrived promptly, with clear instructions making the testing process stress-free. Their customer service was responsive and knowledgeable when I had queries. The test results came back faster than expected and they were comprehensive. I appreciate the insight this test provided and it has been instrumental in improving my diet and overall health. I highly recommend it!

  3. Marcus Vinson

    The promise of precision nutrition has always intrigued me. Given our unique biochemical make-up, understanding individual nutrition profiles seems paramount. The Amino Acid Test seemed to offer this granular insight, so I decided to take the plunge. The kit itself was user-friendly, and the detailed guide alleviated any initial apprehensions. Post submitting my sample, the anticipation was palpable. When the results arrived, they were nothing short of revolutionary for me. The test delineated each amino acid, detailing its levels and importance in various physiological processes, from muscle synthesis to neurotransmitter production. Armed with this newfound knowledge, I revamped my dietary choices. The insights also made my discussions with my nutritionist much more informed and collaborative. The Amino Acid Test, for me, is more than just numbers and charts; it’s a blueprint for a healthier, more informed lifestyle. 🙂

  4. Lancelot Denny

    Happy with the process and the results from the Amino Acid Test.

  5. Amelia

    Having been a fitness enthusiast for years, I’ve always been deeply curious about how my diet and training routine influences my body at the micro level. The Amino Acid Test came highly recommended by a nutritionist friend who emphasized its significance in understanding muscle health, recovery, and overall wellness. From the moment I ordered the kit, the entire process felt streamlined. The test kit came with clear instructions that ensured the procedure was error-free. Once I shipped my samples, I was eagerly awaiting my results. The findings were enlightening to say the least. Detailed breakdowns of my amino acid profiles were presented in a digestible format, supported by an array of valuable insights about their roles in muscle development, cognitive function, and metabolic processes. : ) The results have reshaped the way I view my diet and supplement intake. It also prompted a discussion with my personal trainer about how to align my training regime more efficiently with my body’s requirements. In summary, the Amino Acid Test has been a game-changer for me. It’s a testament to the power of detailed personal health data in forging a more effective and tailored approach to fitness. : )

  6. Odette

    Very useful test! It provided a lot of information about my health status.

  7. Sophia Hartley

    I’ve long suspected that my diet wasn’t optimally supporting my body’s needs. The Amino Acid Test was an effort to dive deeper into this suspicion. The testing process was seamless, but the true value lay in the results. With a comprehensive overview of my amino acid profile, I gained critical insights into my body’s nutritional landscape. Recognizing deficiencies and understanding the role of each amino acid has revolutionized my approach to food and supplements. This test is invaluable for anyone keen on a tailored nutritional journey.

  8. Chloë

    Swift service, valuable results. A worthy investment in personal health!

  9. Aaron

    As a professional athlete, optimizing recovery and performance is paramount. While my regimen was refined, the Amino Acid Test offered a deeper dive. The testing procedure was smooth, but the results were the true star. Understanding my amino acid levels, and more importantly, the role they play in muscle repair, energy production, and overall health has been transformative. This test is a must for anyone serious about health and performance optimization.

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