Free Fatty Acids Total to Mayo

Abbrev Code:MMMISC   
Order Code:LAB4909Order Name:Mayo Miscellaneous Test
Synonyms:Nonesterified Fatty Acid
Methodology:Enzymatic colorimetric
CPT Codes: 82725 x1
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to the reference laboratory Mon-Fri; results are reported within 2-4 days.
Special Instructions:Fasting overnight (12-14 hours). Patient must not consume any alcohol for 24 hours before the specimen is drawn. Patient should not be receiving therapeutic heparin.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1.2 mL
Container:Red (no gel)
Causes for Rejection:Heparinized specimen; grossly hemolyzed, lipemic or icteric specimens.

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


Reference Range:18 years and older: 0.00 - 0.72 mmol/L
Reference values have not been established for patients who are less than 18 years of age.
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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