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Test Code MISC2MAYONEFA Free Fatty Acids, Total, Serum

Reporting Name

Free Fatty Acids, Total, S

Useful For

Evaluation of metabolic status of patients with endocrinopathies 

 

Monitoring of control of diabetes mellitus.

 

Monitoring the effects of therapeutic diet/exercise lifestyle changes

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Specimen Type

Serum


Specimen Required


Patient Preparation:

1. Fasting-overnight (12-14 hours).

2. Patient must not consume any alcohol for 24 hours before the specimen is collected.

3. Patient should not be receiving therapeutic heparin.

Collection Container/Tube: 

Preferred: Serum gel

Acceptable: Red top

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Centrifuge within 45 minutes of collection and aliquot 1 mL of serum into a plastic vial.

2. Immediately freeze specimen.


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Serum Frozen 7 days

Reference Values

≥18 years: 0.00-0.72 mmol/L

Reference values have not been established for patients who are <18 years of age.

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Friday; 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Test Classification

This test has been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and is used per manufacturer's instructions. Performance characteristics were verified by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements.

CPT Code Information

82725

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
NEFA Free Fatty Acids, Total, S 15066-4

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
NEFA Free Fatty Acids, Total, S 15066-4

Reject Due To

Gross hemolysis Reject
Gross lipemia Reject
Gross icterus Reject

Method Name

Enzymatic Colorimetric

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Cardiovascular Test Request Form (T724) with the specimen.

Secondary ID

606892