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Free Fatty Acids

About This Test

Department: Biochemistry (referred)

Requirement:

  • Fluoride oxalate (grey top)

 

Turnaround Time:

6 - 8 weeks

Background:

Investigation of unexplained hypoglycaemic episodes.

Betahydroxybutyrate analysis will also be performed, allowing calculation of the betahydroxybutyrate/free fatty acid ratio.

The same sample may be used for both tests

Other Comments:

Analysed at Department of Newborn Screening & Biochemical Genetics, Birmingham Children's Hospital, Whittal Street, Birmingham, B4 6DH

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Interpretive comments will be provided by the referral laboratory.

See also: Glucose, Betahydroxybutyrate