Very Long Chain Fatty Acids


Test Information

Test Name

Very Long Chain Fatty Acids

Synonyms

VLCFA; VLFA; Phytanic Acid; Pristanic acid

Preferred Specimen

EDTA

Testing Location

Referral

Turn Around Time

6 weeks


Collection Information

Preparation

  • Full clinical summary required

Processing Information

Registration Code

VLCF

Notes

  • Freeze plasma
  • Not available for test add, frozen plasma required
  • Phytanic acid and Pristanic acid also reported

Alternative Specimen

Heparin


Methodology

Interpretations

View Interpretations

Contact Information

laura.yau@pathlab.co.nz

External Referral Information

Referral Location

Canterbury Health Laboratory (via WHL)

Send Away Transport

Frozen

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