Fatty Acids Profile
Product Code: LEFA
Fatty Acids Profile
Process time: 7 to 10 business days
Process method: The methodology is by gas chromatography.
CPT code: 82725 (x11)
Special instructions: None
Rejection causes: Gross Hemolysis
Patient prep: None
Specimen volume: 1 mL EDTA RBC, washed 1x
Minimum volume: 0.4 mL
Collection container: EDTA tube
Transport container: Plastic transport tube
Transport instructions: Freeze
Collection instructions: Click here for PDF
The accepted normal ranges established in our laboratory for RBC fatty acids are:
Omega-6 Linoleic acid (LA) 90.0 to 182.0 uM/L Essential fatty acid
Gamma linolenic (GLA) 0.7 to 3.5 uM/L Eicosanoid precursor
Dihomogammalinolenic acid (DGLA) 11.0 to 31.0 uM/L Eicosanoid substrate
Arachidonic acid 90.0 to 250.0 uM/L Eicosanoid substrate
Total Omega-6 191.7 to 466.5 uM/L
Omega-3 Alpha linolenic acid (ALA) 0.5 to 2.9 uM/L Essential fatty acid
Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) 4.0 to 20.0 uM/L Eicosanoid substrate
Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) 14.0 to 90.0 uM/L Neurological development
Total Omega-3 18.5 to 112.9 uM/L
Arachidonic acid to EPA ratio 5.0 to 13.0 uM/L
Monounsaturated fatty acids Oleic acid (OA) 120.0 to 260.0 uM/L Membrane fluidity
Total monounsaturated fatty acids 330 to 839 uM/L
Saturated fatty acids Palmitic acid 210.0 to 370.0 uM/L Highly cholesterogenic
Stearic acid 215.0 to 375.0 uM/L Elevated triglycerides
Total Saturated fatty acids 425.0 to 745.0 uM/L
Unsaturated to saturated fatty acid ratio 0.78 to 1.13
Trans fatty acids Elaitic(C-18) 2.0 to 10.0 uM/L
Reference one: Nigel Plummer, Gastrointestinal Health, Essential Fatty Acids & Their Impact on the Immune System, Seroyal Workshop.
Reference two: Bralley, A., Lord, R. Laboratory Evaluations in Molecular Medicine: Nutrients, Toxicants, and Cell Regulators, IAMM, Norcross, GA., 2001: pp 134-173.
Reference three: Erasmus, U. Fats that Heal, Fats that Kill, 1986, Alive Books, Burnaby, BC Canada.
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