3 - 7 days
Fatty Acid Profile, Essential
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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.
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.