LOINC
Version 2.73

20636-7Alanine [Moles/volume] in Serum or PlasmaActive

Term Description

Genetic metabolic specialist (from Canada) point out that plasma may be the traditional sample of choice, but they see no clinically significant difference between plasma and serum amino acids.
Source: Regenstrief LOINC

Part Description

LP15331-9   Alanine
Alanine is a non-essential amino acid that exists as two distinct enantiomers: L-alanine and D-alanine. Alanine is one of the primary amino acids (secondary to leucine) used for protein construction. It is produced from pyruvate, exists in high levels in plasma, and is involved in the metabolism of sugar and organic acids.[PubChem:Alanine] Alanine acts as a substrate for alanine aminotransferase (ALT), an enzyme commonly measured to determine liver health. Increased alanine levels are seen in patients with lactic acidosis, carbamoyl phosphate synthetase deficiency, histidinemia, hyperprolinemia, and ornithine transcarbamylase deficiency. In patients with a mitochondrial disease, elevated alanine levels are primarily seen during times of physiologic stress or regression.[PMID:18243024] Source: Regenstrief LOINC

Fully-Specified Name

Component
Alanine
Property
SCnc
Time
Pt
System
Ser/Plas
Scale
Qn
Method

Additional Names

Short Name
Alanine SerPl-sCnc
Display Name
Alanine [Moles/Vol]
Consumer Name Alpha
Alanine, Blood

Basic Attributes

Class
CHEM
Type
Laboratory
First Released
Version 1.0m
Last Updated
Version 2.73
Order vs. Observation
Observation
Common US Lab Results Rank
2843

Member of these Panels

LOINC Long Common Name
35083-5 Amino acids panel [Moles/volume] - Serum or Plasma

Member of these Groups

LG49827-5 Alanine|Pt|Ser/Plas|89.1 g/mole

Language Variants Get Info

zh-CNChinese (China)
丙氨酸:物质的量浓度:时间点:血清/血浆:定量型:
nl-NLDutch (Netherlands)
alanine:mol/volume:moment:serum of plasma:kwantitatief:
et-EEEstonian (Estonia)
Alaniin:SCnc:Pt:S/P:Qn:
fr-BEFrench (Belgium)
Alanine:Concentration de substance:Temps ponctuel:Sérum/Plasma:Quantitatif:
fr-CAFrench (Canada)
Alanine:Concentration de substance:Temps ponctuel:Sérum/Plasma:Quantitatif:
fr-FRFrench (France)
Alanine:Moles/Volume:Ponctuel:Sérum/Plasma:Numérique:
de-DEGerman (Germany)
Alanin:Stoffmengenkonzentration:Zeitpunkt:Serum oder Plasma:Quantitativ:
it-ITItalian (Italy)
Alanina:SCnc:Pt:Siero/Plasma:Qn:
ko-KRKorean (Korea, Republic of)
알라닌:물질농도:검사시점:혈청/혈장:정량:
pt-BRPortuguese (Brazil)
Alanina:SCnc:Pt:Sor/Plas:Qn:
ru-RURussian (Russian Federation)
Аланин:МолКонц:ТчкВрм:Сыв/Плаз:Колич:
es-ARSpanish (Argentina)
alanina:concentración de sustancia:punto en el tiempo:suero/plasma:cuantitativo:
es-MXSpanish (Mexico)
Alanina:Concentración de sustancias:Punto temporal:Suero o Plasma:Cuantitativo:
es-ESSpanish (Spain)
Alanina:Concentración de sustancia:Punto temporal:Suero o Plasma:Qn:
tr-TRTurkish (Turkey)
Alanin:SubKons:Zmlı:Ser/Plaz:Kant:

Example Units

Unit Source
umol/L eCHN
umol/L Example UCUM Units
mcmol/dL REGENSTRIEF
mcmol/L REGENSTRIEF

LOINC FHIR® API Example - CodeSystem Request Get Info

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