TEST CATALOG ORDERING & RESULTS SPECIMEN HANDLING CUSTOMER SERVICE EDUCATION & INSIGHTS
Test Catalog

Test ID: FAPEP    
Fatty Acid Profile, Essential, Serum

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Serum

Necessary Information

1. Patient's age is required.      

2. Include information regarding treatment, family history, and tentative diagnosis.

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

Patient Preparation:

1. Patient should fast overnight (12-14 hours).

2. Patient must not consume any alcohol for 24 hours before the specimen is drawn.

Collection Container/Tube:

Preferred: Red top

Acceptable: Serum gel

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL

Collection Instructions: Spin down within 45 minutes of draw.

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send an Inborn Errors of Metabolism Test Request (T798) with the specimen.

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory

0.15 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Gross hemolysis OK
Gross lipemia Reject
Gross icterus OK

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen TypeTemperatureTimeSpecial Container
SerumFrozen (preferred)92 days
 Refrigerated 72 hours