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ID:304 Very long chain fatty acids (VLCFA/LCFA)
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DescriptionVery Long chain fatty acids (VLCFA) are fatty acids with aliphatic tails longer than 22 carbons.
IndicationInvestigation of peroxisomal disorders.
Additional InfoAssay includes pristanic and phytanic acid quantitation.
Concurrent Testsna
Dietary Requirementsna

Interpretation

Ref. Range (Male)See note
Ref. Range (Female)
Ref. Range (Paed)
Ref. Range NotesC22: 30 - 112 umol/L C24: 14 - 80 umol/L C26: 0.33 - 1.50 umol/L C24/C22: 0.44 - 0.97 C26/C22: 0.006 - 0.028 Phytanic acid: 0.2 - 19.3 umol/L Pristanic acid: 0 - 1.88 umol/L
Unitsumol/L


IP Acute TAT4 weeks
IP Routine TAT4 weeks
GP Acute TAT4 weeks
GP Routine TAT4 weeks
Turnround CommentJane Dalley:camilla.scott@sch.nhs.uk
Originally edited by : RB. Last edited on 17/10/2017. Published By RB on 17/10/2017.