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Free Fatty Acids

About This Test

Department: Biochemistry (referred)


  • Fluoride oxalate (grey top)


Turnaround Time:

6 - 8 weeks


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


Interpretive comments will be provided by the referral laboratory.

See also: Glucose, Betahydroxybutyrate