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)



Analyte List
11-Eicosenoic Acid
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
Eicosadienoic Acid
Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA)
Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA)
Heneicosanoic Acid
Heptadecanoic Acid
Hexacosanoic Acid
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
Total C:18 Trans
Tricosanoic Acid
Vaccenic Acid
CPT Codes  
Specimen Requirements
Plasma, 2.5-3 ml, frozen
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