Aug 31, 2017




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Fatty Acids, RBC

Fatty Acids, RBC (HCRBCFA) Ref Lab- Miscellaneous Lab Test

Name: Fatty Acids, RBC

Test Name: Fatty Acids, RBC

Health Link Test Code: HCRBCFA

LIS Test Code: RBCFA

Testing Site: Testing will be sent to an approved reference laboratory

Patient Preparation:

Patient should be fasting or preprandial.

Specimen: Blood

Collection Container: Lavender top

Collection Instructions:

This test intended for pediatric biochemical genetics patients only. If questions, contact UWHC Referral office at (608) 262-6388.


This blood must be received and processed by the performing laboratory within 48 hours of collection. Blood must be received by the UWHC Hospital Laboratory Monday-Wednesday before 1400H or before 1000H on Thursday.

Collection Volume: 4 mL

Pediatric Collection Volume: 1.5 mL

Stability Ambient:


Stability Refridgerated:

Not acceptable

Stability Frozen:

Not acceptable

Specimen Transport:

Transport specimen to the laboratory.