Fatty Acid Oxidation Probe


Sunquest Code:FAOP  
Epic Code:LAB6307Epic Name:Fatty Acid Oxidation Probe
Methodology:Tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS) for Acylcarnitines; Culture
CPT Code:82017, 88233, 88240
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Fri; results are reported within 15-71 days.
Special Instructions:A signed informed consent in the patient's medical record is required; the consent form should not be sent to the laboratory. The link to the Genetic Testing Consent form is provided as a convenience for the providers and genetic counselors.
Compliance:

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Mayo Clinic. This test has not been cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Associated Links:

Genetic Testing Consent Form



Collection Instructions

Specimen:Cultured fibroblast or skin biopsy
Optimal Volume:Cultured fibroblasts: 2 T-25 flasks filled to neck with culture media, sterile or send skin biopsy: 4 mm punch, collect sterile in Eagle's minimum essential medium with penicillin, streptomycin and nystatin in supplied T-115 container.
Container:T 25 Flasks with culture media (T 115 container from Mayo)
Causes for Rejection:Frozen specimen, specimen in formalin or fixative preservative.


Processing and Shipping

Shipping Instructions:Ship fibroblasts at room temperature and skin biopsy at refrigerated temperature
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (Mayo)
Referral Lab number:FAO


Interpretive

Reference Range:By report.
Use:In vitro confirmation of biochemical diagnoses of the following fatty acid oxidation deficiencies: SCAD, MCAD, LCHAD, VLCAD, CPT-II, CACT and glutaric acidemia type II.


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