Stable Isotope Dilution Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS)
Evaluate deficiency of essential and other nutritionally beneficial fatty acids.
Age specific reference ranges provided with report.
* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.
3 - 7 days
- Fatty Acid Profile, Essential
Collect specimen in red top or SST tube from a fasting patient (12 - 14 hour fast). Centrifuge within 45 minutes of collection, aliquot serum into a plastic tube and freeze. Patient must not consume alcohol for 24 hours before collection of specimen.
Fasting specimen. Must arrive in lab or aliquot and freeze within 45 minutes.
Test sent to Mayo Medical Laboratories.