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Laboratory Medicine

Test catalogue

Long Chain Fatty Acids, Serum/Plasma

Test Name

Long Chain Fatty Acids, Serum/Plasma

Gold Tube Specimen Type / Requirements


Container Type = 1 Gold, Red top or Lavender top.

Minimum Volume = 2mL Serum or Plasma (EDTA)

Tubes must fill to at least ½ or greater of its vacuum capacity

Specimen Handling

Collection Instructions: Collect fasting sample in a red, gold or lavender top tube with or without gel separator. Write your initials, date and time of collection on the collection label.

Laboratory Staff Instructions: Separate and freeze immediately. Store and send frozen.

Rejection Criteria: Not frozen, unlabeled or samples of non sufficient quantity.

Transportation: Send samples to core laboratory as soon as possible.

Required Documentation

Turnaround Time (TAT)

15 days

Test Utilization

Reference Value

C26:0: 0.000 - 1.466 µmol/L

C26:0/C22:0: 0.000 - 0.035 ratio

C24:0/C22:0: 0.000 - 1.094 ratio

Test Code




Testing Location

Referred Out – ON, Canada (ROICL02)

Other Information

Last Updated: January 20, 2020