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Test ID BLOD1139 Fatty Acid Profile, RBC

AKA

Omega

Container Type

EDTA
Filter paper

Specimen Type/Requirements

EDTA whole blood
Whole blood on filter paper

Specimen Volume

4 mL of EDTA Whole blood

1-2 drops whole blood on filter paper

Minimum Volume

1.0 mL

Stability

EDTA Whole Blood

Room Temperature: 5 days

Refrigerated: 5 days

Frozen: NA

 

Filter Paper

Room Temperature: 4 days

Refrigerated: NA

Frozen: NA

Interfering Substances

Hemolysis: NA
Lipemia: NA

Transport Temperature

Room Temperature

Instructions

Blood applied to filter paper can be either from a finger stick or from a tube of EDTA whole blood.


Fasting is preferred but not required.
 

Performed Test Frequency

Monday through Friday

Methodology

Gas Chromatography (GC)

CPT

82542(4)

Performing Lab

Omega Quant

Analytical Time

5 days