Free Fatty Acids
Order Code: FFA
Epic Lab Code: LAB3176
Commercial Mail-out Laboratory
01250 PFP
356-3527
Specimen(s):
Serum
Collection Medium:
Red top tube
Minimum:
1 mL serum
Delivery Instructions:
Submit specimen to laboratory as soon as possible after collection.
Specimen Instructions:
Draw blood in a plain, red-top tube(s) following an overnight (12-14 hour) fast. Patient must not consume any alcohol for 24 hours before the specimen is drawn.
Reference Range:
<0.73 mmol/L
Interpretive Data:
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 adrenocortocotropin.
Comments:
Evaluation of metabolic status of persons with endocrinopathies. Detection of pheochromocytoma and of glucagon-, thyrotropin-, and adrenocorticotropin-secreting tumors.
Methodology:
Enzymatic Colorimetric
CPT Code:
82725