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Fatty Acids, Free (Updated)

Components

Name Method Department Units
Fatty Acids (Free) Quantitative Spectrophotometry
Send Out mmol/L

Specimen Requirements

Serum Spun

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Red tube, (no anticoagulant), No Gel

3 mL 1 mL
Alternate

Gold tube, (SST) with Gel

3.5 mL 1 mL
Alternate

Red Tube (no anticoagulant) with Gel

3 mL 1 mL
Stability

Refrigerated - 4 hour(s)
Frozen - 1 month(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Centrifuge within 30 minutes, separate supernatant, and freeze
  • Keep frozen

Reasons for Rejection

  • Wrong temperature
  • Wrong collection tube
  • Heparinized specimens
  • Non frozen specimen
  • Specimen collected in EDTA

Comments

Overnight fasting specimen preferred. Collect on ice.

CPT Code

  • 82725