Fatty Acids, Free FAFREE

Method(s) Quantitative Spectrophotometry
Specimen Required
Collect

5 mL gold (SST) top tube. Collect on ice.

Transport

Transfer 1 mL serum (Min: 0.2 mL)

Remarks

CRITICAL FROZEN: Separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered.

Stability

After separation from cells: Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 4 hours; Frozen: 1 month

Unacceptable Conditions

Specimens collected in EDTA, heparin, sodium fluoride/potassium oxalate, sodium citrate, or ammonium oxalate. Non-frozen specimens.

Schedule Daily
Billing Code 5011874
CPTCode 82725
Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)
Reference Interval
 
AgeReference Interval
0-5 monthsless than or equal to 0.73 mmol/L
6 months - 1 yearless than or equal to 0.99 mmol/L
2-17 yearsless than or equal to 1.78 mmol/L
18 years or olderless than or equal to 0.78 mmol/L
No Appointment Necessary
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