Very Long Chain Fatty Acid, Biochemical Testing


Sunquest Code:VLCFA  
Epic Code:LAB3875Epic Name:Very Long Chain Fatty Acids
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Thur.
Special Instructions:Samples sent for prenatal testing require a maternal blood sample and testing should be arranged in advance.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:6 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:2.2 mL
Container:Purple (EDTA)
Collection Instructions:Collect Monday to Thursday only. Fasting or preprandial specimens preferred.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot 3 mL; 1 mL minimum. Store frozen.
Shipping Instructions:Ship overnight priority frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (Kennedy Krieger Institute)


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