Fatty Acid Oxidation Probe

Abbrev Code:MMMISC   
Order Code:LAB4909Order Name:Send Outs Misc Test
Methodology:Tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS) for Acylcarnitines; Culture
CPT Codes: 82017 x1
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.

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
Alternate Containers: 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


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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