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Laboratory Medicine

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Free Fatty Acid

Fluoride Oxalate

TestFree Fatty Acid
Common AbbreviationsFFA
Tube typefluoride EDTA
Clinical IndicationUsed in the investigation of ketolytic defects and may be useful in the diagnosis of hyperinsulinism or fatty acid oxidation defects.
Specimen TypeBlood
Sample typePlasma
Minimum Volume1mL
Special PrecautionsNo special requirements
StabilityContact Referral Laboratory
Turnaround Time1 week
LaboratorySheffield Children's Hospital Western Bank Sheffield S10 2TH 0114 271 7445
Reference IntervalContact Referral Laboratory
LimitationsContact Referral Laboratory
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