Very Long Chain Fatty Acids


Description

Very Long Chain Fatty Acids can be indicated in a variety of disorders involving the peroxisome and include Pristanate and Phytanate.

Also known as

Pristanate/Phytanate


Request a test

To request this test please send sample with a request providing patient ID (three identifiers), specimen information, assay required, relevant clinical details and sender information. Before sending sample please read details on requesting and labelling by clicking on the link. Please also refer to any additional information provided for this test. Download the referral form >


Additional information

A fasting sample preferred. Sample should be spun and seperated as soon as possible, and stored at 4�C, if not frozen at -20�C


Sending address

Chemical Pathology Reception
Level 1, Camelia Botnar Building
Great Ormond Street Hospital
Great Ormond Street
London
WC1N 3JH

Laboratory service

Chemical Pathology


Sample requirements

0.5ml minimum of EDTA plasma. Lithium heparin plasma or serum is also acceptable.


Reference range

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Turnaround time

2 - 4 weeks


Disease / group

Peroxisomal disorders


Cost

Upon request


Call in advance?

Not required


Chemical Pathology

The Chemical Pathology Laboratory provides an extensive range of services covering both routine biochemistry and specialised analysis and interpretation.

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