Free Fatty Acids Total to Mayo


Sunquest Code:NEFAM  
Epic Code:LAB6343Epic Name:Free Fatty Acids Total to Mayo
Synonyms:Nonesterified Fatty Acid
Methodology:Enzymatic colorimetric
CPT Code:82725
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Fri; results are reported within 1-3 days.
Special Instructions:Fasting overnight (12-14 hours). Patient must not consume any alcohol for 24 hours before the specimen is drawn.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1.2 mL
Causes for Rejection:Heparinized specimen


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Separate from cells within 45 minutes of collection and aliquot 1 mL, 0.5 mL minimum. Freeze immediately; do not allow to thaw.
Shipping Instructions:Ship on dry ice.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (Mayo)
Referral Lab number:NEFA


Interpretive

Reference Range:0-15 years: not established. Greater than or equal to 16 years: 0.00-0.72 mmol/L
Use:Abnormally high levels of free fatty acids are associated with uncontrolled diabetes mellitus and with conditions that involve excessive release of a lipoactive hormone such as epinephrine, norepinephrine, glucagon, thyrotropin and adrenocorticotropin.


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