Skip to Content
UW Health SMPH
American Family Children's Hospital

UW Hospital and Clinics Lab Test Directory

Test Name: Fatty Acids, RBC

Test Code(s): RBCFA / HCRBCFA

CPT Code(s): 82544

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

Specimen Requirements

Specimen: Blood

Patient Preparation: Patient should be fasting or preprandial.

Collection Instructions: This test intended for pediatric biochemical genetics patients only.  If questions, contact Referral office at (608)262-6388.

This blood must be received and processed by Kennedy Krieger Institute within 48 hours of collection.  Blood must be received by the UWHC Core Laboratory  Monday-Wednesday before 1400H or before 1000H on Thursday.

Collection Container: Preferred: Lavender top

Collection Volume: Preferred: 4 mL
Pediatrics: 1.5 mL

Specimen Transport: Transport specimen to the laboratory.

Stability: Ambient: Acceptable
Refrigerated: Not acceptable
Frozen: Not acceptable



Back to Lab Test Directory Index