Laboratory Test Detail

Last Updated: March 22, 2019 @ 9:13 am

91518

Fatty Acids, Free

Specimen:Collect:
  • One SST

Also Acceptable:
  • One Blue Top (Na Citrate)
  • One Gray Top
  • One Lavender (EDTA)
  • One Pink Top (EDTA)
  • One Red Top
Submit:
  • 1 mL (Min:0.2 mL) Serum . Submit Frozen. Submit in a Standard Transport Tube.

Also Acceptable:
  • 1 mL (Min:0.2 mL) Plasma . Submit Frozen. Submit in a Standard Transport Tube.
Special Handling:
  • Allow specimen to clot completely ON ICE.
  • Critical Frozen
  • Fasting Specimen is Preferred
  • Separate aliquot required for each frozen test ordered
  • Separate from cells ASAP
  • Collect in chilled tube
Stability:Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 4 Hour(s); Frozen: 1 Month(s); Incubated: Unacceptable
Methodology:
  • Quantitative Spectrophotometry
Performed:Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Reported:2-5 Day(s)
CPT Codes:
  • 82725
Components:
  • 91518 - FATTY ACIDS, FREE
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