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ID:161 Phytanic Acid
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DescriptionPhytanic acid (or 3,7,11,15-tetramethyl hexadecanoic acid) is present in human diet. Only tested by prior arrangement with the laboratory. Analysed as part of VLCFA profile
IndicationInvestigation of Refsum's syndrome and other peroxisomal disorders.
Additional InfoDone as part of very long chain fatty acid (VLCFA) profile
Concurrent Testsna
Dietary Requirementsna


Ref. Range (Male)
Ref. Range (Female)
Ref. Range (Paed)
Ref. Range Notes0.2 - 19.3 umol/L. Interpretation given with report.

IP Acute TAT4 weeks
IP Routine TAT4 weeks
GP Acute TAT4 weeks
GP Routine TAT4 weeks
Turnround CommentJane
Originally edited by : RB. Last edited on 17/10/2017. Published By dan carless on 17/10/2017.