RBC Total Lipid Fatty Acid
Commercial Mail-out Laboratory
Fasting sample preferred; patient MUST NOT consume any alcohol for 24
hours before the specimen is drawn.
|Red top tube 5 mL (Clot Activator)
Adult minimum: 0.5 mL serum
Pediatric minimum: 0.15 mL serum
2 weeks upon receipt at reference laboratory
Includes C8 to C26 saturated, monounsaturated, polyunsaturated fatty
acids and plasmalogens.
Reference Ranges By Report
Patient age is required on request form; also include information
regarding treatment, family history and tentative diagnosis.
Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS)
Stable Isotope Dilution Analysis