|Laboratory:||Clinical Biochemistry (METABOLIC)|
VERY LONG CHAIN FATTY ACIDS - (P)
Test Code: VLCF
Test Indications: This test is useful for evaluating patients with possible peroxisomal disorders.
An aid in the assesment of peroxisomal function.
Reports include concentration of C26 and calculated C24/C22 and C26/C22 ratios.
Method: Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS) by London Health Sciences Centre, Ontario (ICL).
For questions/information: Call metabolic lab at 204-787-4530 and ask for the biochemical geneticist.
Patient Preparation Instructions: Overnight fasting recommended (12-14 hours) or as possible (pediatric).
Patient must not consume any alcohol for 24 hours before the sample is drawn.
Collect FASTING specimen. Send immediately to laboratory for processing.
Plasma: 3.0 mL
Pediatric Plasma: 2.0 mL
Send immediately to the Metabolic Lab.
Separate within 45 min and freeze. Store and send frozen to Metabolic Lab (HSC).
Refrigerated also accepted.
Within 4 Weeks
If you have any questions, please communicate with the Metabolic Lab (HSC): 204-787-4530
Separate within 45 minutes and store frozen.
Stability: Frozen 80 days
Refrigerated 15 days
Ship to In-Common Laboratories
Test name at ICL: Long Chain Fatty Acids
Test ID: LCFAT