Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Non-esterified fatty acids

Test Name: Non-esterified fatty acids
Alternate Name(s): Free Fatty Acids
Laboratory: Core
Specimen Type: 5 mL Gold top Vacutainer tube
Collection Information: Minimum volume of serum required is 1 mL.

Collect after a 12 h fast. Separate and freeze immediately. Store and send frozen. If the specimen thaws, it is unsuitable for analysis. Specimens containing heparin are unsuitable for analysis - heparin plasma or patients receiving heparin therapy are unsuitable for analysis.
Requisition: GENERAL LABORATORY REQUISITION
Test Schedule: Referred out Monday - Thursday
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
20 days
Stat
 
 
Reference Range: 280 - 700 µmol/L
Effective Date: 2006-11-22
Revised Date:  
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments:  
Special Processing:  
Comments:  
Method of Analysis: Enzymatic
Critical Information Required: Please include patient's clinical history.
Storage & Shipment: Separate serum and freeze. Send sample to HICL on dry ice.
System Codes: 
Cerner
NEFA
 
Referred To: In-Common Laboratories

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