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Very Long Chain Fatty Acids

Kennedy Krieger Institute: VLCF, EPIC: LAB6656, SOFT: XVLCF

Instructions

  • Adults patients should be fasting for 8 hours prior to specimen collection.
  • Pediatric patients should be fasting for 4 hours prior to specimen collection.
  • Infants should have a preprandial (prior to a meal) specimen drawn.

Specimen Collection Criteria

Collect: One Lavender-top EDTA tube.
Also acceptable: One Gold-top SST tube or one plain Red-top tube.

Physician Office/Drawsite Specimen Preparation

Centrifuge to separate serum or plasma from cells. Transfer serum or plasma to a plastic transport tube and refrigerate (2-8°C or 36-46°F).

Preparation for Courier Transport

Transport: 1.0 serum or plasma, refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F). (Min: 0.25 mL)

Rejection Criteria

  • Specimens not collected and processed as indicated.

Storage

Specimen Stability for Testing:

Room Temperature (20-26°C or 68-78.8°F): 4 weeks
Refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F): 4 weeks
Frozen (-20°C/-4°F or below): 1 year

Specimen Storage in Department Prior to Disposal:

Specimen retention time is determined by the policy of the reference laboratory. Contact the Sendout Laboratory with any questions.

Laboratory

Sent to Kennedy Krieger Institute, Baltimore, MD.

Performed

Monday, Wednesday, Friday.
Results available within 10 days.

Reference Range

By report.

Test Methodology

Gas Chromatography.

Interpretation

By report.

Clinical Utility

This assay is a screening test for peroxisomal disorders.

CPT Code

82726

Test Codes

Kennedy Krieger Institute: VLCF, EPIC: LAB6656, SOFT: XVLCF

Last Updated

12/12/2016

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