Free Fatty Acids

Sample type: Plasma

Test name: Free Fatty Acids a.k.a. FFA, NEFA, non esterified fatty acids

Condition / Indication: Hypoglycaemia / Ketosis

Special precautions & notes: Send to laboratory immediately. Usually requested with 3-hydroxybutyrate and glucose.

Reference range: Fasting levels 0.10 - 0.90 mmol/L

Container: Fluoride (grey top)

Ideal volume (mL): 2 mL

Referred outside NBT for analysis? No

Discipline: Clinical Biochemistry

Section: Biochemical Genetics

Turnaround time: 7 days

Information for Laboratories referring samples for analysis at NBT:

Please provide glucose result. Store frozen if not posting immediately. Send sample by first class post.