3-7 days after setup at PeaceHealth Laboratories’ reference lab.
Specimen Collection Details
One 7.5 serum separator tube (SST). Also acceptable: One 4 mL lavender top tube (EDTA), or one 4 mL green topt tube (heparin). Patient must not consume any alcohol for 24 hours before the specimen is drawn.
Allow to clot, centrifuge and separate serum or plasma from cells and pour into a plastic vial. Freeze. Patient’s age is required for testing. Include information regarding tentative diagnosis, treatment, and family history.
Unstable ambient or refrigerated.
1 mL serum or plasma.
150 µL serumor plasma.
Frozen on dry ice.
This test evaluates the nutritional intake and intestinal absorption of essential fatty acids.