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Essential Fatty Acid Profile

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Includes Triene/Tetraene Ratio

Test ID   LAB988A
EPIC Order   ESSENTIAL FATTY ACIDS
CPT Code(s)   82542
Group/Individual Test   Group
Laboratory   Core Referral Testing
Tube Station   888
Specimen Routine: 3 mL blood/red top tube/SST acceptable; see Comments
  micro: 0.6 mL blood
Availability Routine: Reference Laboratory - Mayo Medical Laboratories
Turnaround Time   5-8 days
Reference Range Normal: see separate report
Comments Sample must be spun down within 45 min of collection.
Sample should be collected after an overnight (12-14 hour) fast.  Patient must not
consume any alcohol for 24 hours before sample is collected.

Reviewed by jcayless on March 01, 2016

Note: Reference ranges provided on this web site are for guidance only, and may not reflect the most recent changes. Refer to laboratory reports for current reference data.

UNC Hospitals
McLendon Clinical Laboratories
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

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