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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 Tests
Dietary Requirements

SampleSerum or Heparin
TubeSerum or Heparin
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Collection Conditions
Min. Vol1.0 mL
Freq.Referred to external laboratory

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
IP Acute TAT4 weeks
IP Routine TAT4 weeks
GP Acute TAT4 weeks
GP Routine TAT4 weeks
Turnround CommentJane

Originally edited by : RB. Review due on 26/07/2020 10:26:50. Published By RB on 26/07/2019 10:26:50.