Amino Acid Disorders
Amino acid disorders are a group of rare, inherited metabolic conditions. Amino acid disorders result in the build-up of certain amino acids (compounds that make up proteins). In some conditions, other substances can also build-up in the body. Each specific amino acid condition has a different cause, and health effects, signs or symptoms, and treatments vary. Support is available for families of children and youth with amino acid conditions.
Condition-specific information and resources are available in English and Spanish on the Baby's First Test website:
Family Stories: newborn screening family stories on the Minnesota Department of Health website, including stories about amino acid condition(s).