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Test ID NEFA Free Fatty Acids, Total, Serum

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

Method Name

Enzymatic Colorimetric

Reporting Name

Free Fatty Acids, Total, S

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) Performed

Monday through Friday

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

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

Test Classification

This test has been cleared, approved, or is exempt by the US 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.

Report Available

1 to 3 days

NY State Approved

Yes

Forms

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