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Very Long Chain Fatty Acids

Alias: VLCFA, pristanic acid, phytanic acids

Discipline: Clinical Chemistry

Test information: Used in the investigation and diagnosis of disorders of peroxisomal fatty acid oxidation and peroxisome biogenesis. Analysis includes pristanic and phytanic acids.

Specimen Type(s)
  • Blood;
Other Acceptable Specimen Type(s)
-
Specimen Container - Adult
  • Green Top BD;
Specimen Container - Paediatric
  • Light Green Top Microtainer BD;
Analytes
  • N/A;
Part of a test profile?
No
Volume (min) of sample to be sent to laboratory
1ml
Patient Preparation, Sample Handling and Transport
Adults – fasting sample strongly preferred. Infants – preprandial/pre feed sample recommended
Maximum add on time
N/A
Units and Reference Ranges / Interpretation
Please see the report.
UKAS number
8071
UKAS accredited test?
Yes
Comments
N/A

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Last updated: 07-06-2024