RBC Total Lipid Fatty Acid
Label Mnemonic: RBCFA
Epic Lab Code: LAB3968
Downtime Form: A-1a Miscellaneous Request
Commercial Mail-out Laboratory
5231 RCP
356-8593
Specimen(s):
Serum
Specimen Instructions:
Fasting sample preferred; patient MUST NOT consume any alcohol for 24 hours before the specimen is drawn.
Collection Medium:
Red top tube 5 mL (Clot Activator)
Minimum:
Adult minimum: 0.5 mL serum Pediatric minimum: 0.15 mL serum
Turn Around Time:
2 weeks upon receipt at reference laboratory
Reference Range:
Includes C8 to C26 saturated, monounsaturated, polyunsaturated fatty acids and plasmalogens.

Reference Ranges By Report
Comments:
Patient age is required on request form; also include information regarding treatment, family history and tentative diagnosis.
Methodology:
Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS)
Stable Isotope Dilution Analysis
CPT Code:
82542
 
See also:
Fatty Acid Oxidation Probe, Fibroblasts or Skin Biopsy