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FATTY ACIDS, FREE

Test Code
FATTYF
 
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SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS
Container TypeSerum separator tube (gold, brick, SST, or corvac)
Supply Item Numberpicture1467
Specimen TypeFrozen serum
Preferred Volume1 mL
Minimum Volume0.2 mL
Patient PrepOvernight fasting specimen is preferred.
Collection ProcedureCollect on ice.
Specimen ProcessingSeparate serum or plasma from cells ASAP and place in separate plastic tube and freeze.
Store and TransportFrozen
StabilityRoom Temp Unacceptable  Refrigerated 4 hours  Frozen (-20 °C) 1 month  
Unacceptable ConditionNon-frozen or heparinized specimens
Alternate SpecimensEDTA, sodium citrate, fluoride/potassium oxalated or ammonium oxalated plasma (lavender, blue or black top tube)
CPT Codes82725
Billing CodeFATTY
Test ScheduleMon, Wed, Fri
Turnaround Time2-6 days
MethodSpectrophotometry
Test IncludesFatty Acids, Free, mmol/L
Reference Ranges
TitleDescriptorRangesUnits
Free Fatty Acids mmol/L
0-30 days0.43-1.37
1 month-10 years0.50-0.90
11+ years0.10-0.60

Interface Codes
typeorder codetest descriptionresult coderesult descriptionunitsdecimal placesloinc code
o82725Fatty Acids, Free
r82725Fatty Acids, Free82725Fatty Acids, Freemmol/L215066-4

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