Fatty Acids Profile – Plasma

Why Test Fatty Acids?

  • Improve patient compliance: Testing guides and supports your recommendations for higher doses of fatty acid supplements
  • Inflammatory balance: Improper fatty acid intake affects the balance of anti- and pro-inflammatory eicosanoids, increasing health risks
  • Increased free radical production: Consumption ofpolyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) without increasing antioxidantintake will cause increased production of free radicals.

Test name(s)

0040 - Fatty Acids (plus ratios)

Method

GC/MS

Analyte List
11-Eicosenoic Acid
AA/EPA
Alpha-Linolenic Acid (ALA)
Arachidic Acid
Arachidonic Acid
Behenic Acid
Capric Acid
Dihomogamma Linolenic Acid (DGLA)
Docasadienoic Acid
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA)
Docosapentaenoic Acid
Docosatetraenoic Acid
EPA/DGLA
Eicosadienoic Acid
Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA)
Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA)
Heneicosanoic Acid
Heptadecanoic Acid
Hexacosanoic Acid
LA/DGLA
Lauric Acid
Lignoceric Acid
Linoleic Acid
Mead Acid
Myristic Acid
Myristoleic Acid
Nervonic Acid
Nonadecanoic Acid
Oleic Acid
Palmitelaidic Acid
Palmitic Acid
Palmitoleic Acid
Pentadecanoic Acid
Stearic Acid
Stearic/Oleic
Total C:18 Trans
Tricosanoic Acid
Vaccenic Acid
CPT Codes  
Specimen Requirements
Plasma, 2.5-3 ml, frozen