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Test Name: Fatty Acid Profile, Essential

Test Code(s): ESSFA / HCESSFA

Test Description: Link:

Testing Site: Testing will be sent to an approved reference laboratory.

Specimen Requirements

Patient Preparation: Fasting specimen is preferred. Patient must not consume any alcohol 24 hours prior to specimen collection.

Specimen Transport: Transport specimen to UWHC Core Laboratory (B4/220) immediately. Transport frozen serum aliquot on dry ice if specimen coming from outreach lab.


Omega fatty acids palmitate
Hexadecanoic acid

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