Days Set Up
Monday - Friday
Analytic Time

2 - 4 days

MiChart Code
Fatty Acids, Free
Soft Order Code
FFA

Test Updated:

Synonyms

Fatty Acids, Nonesterified
Nonesterified Fatty Acids (NEFA)
Free Fatty Acids (FFA), Total
FFA
Free Fatty Acids, Total, S

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Test Overview

Test Methodology

Enzymatic Colorimetric

Test Usage

Evaluation of metabolic status of persons with endocrinopathies. Detection of pheochromocytoma and of glucagon, thyrotropin-, and adrenocorticotropin-secreting tumors. Monitoring of control of diabetes mellitus.

Reference Range

< 0.73 mmol/L
Reference values have not been established for patients who are <18 years of age.

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Specimen Requirements

Yellow Top Tube
Normal Volume
1 mL serum
Minimum Volume
0.5 mL serum

Billing Information

CPT Code
82725
Pro Fee Code
 
LOINC
 

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Our High Standard

Quality that sets us apart

As the reference laboratory division of Michigan Medicine's Department of Pathology, MLabs shares the institution's commitment to applying established quality principles to clinical laboratory testing. Like other large organizations in complex, consequential fields, we rely on an established approach to monitor quality throughout the testing process.