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Lab Test Dictionary

Nonesterified Fatty Acids (Free Fatty Acids) (449)

Methodology

Enzymatic; Spectrophotometry (SP)


Specimen Type

Serum or Plasma

Performing Lab

Quest Diagnostics San Juan Capistrano


Epic ID

LAB01026

Lab Test Days

Tuesday and Thursday

Standard TAT

3-8 Days


Collection Information

Specimen Required

1-2 mL Blood

Container Type

Red Top (No Additive)

Collection Instructions

Plasma collected in an EDTA (lavender-top), EDTA (royal blue-top), 3.2% sodium citrate (light blue-top) ACD Solution B (yellow-top), sodium fluoride (gray-top) or potassium oxalate (gray-top) is also acceptable.


Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature

Frozen-Only

Specimen Stability

Room Temp: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 2 Hours; Frozen: 30 Days

Rejection Criteria

Received room temp; Received refrigerated

Test Volume Required

1 mL Serum or Plasma

Minimum Test Volume

0.3 mL Serum or Plasma

Processing Instructions

Serum or plasma should be removed from cells immediately after collection.


CPT Codes

82725


Revised

05-01-18

Initials

SL