Test Background Free fatty acids derived from triglyceride stores by lipolysis undergo mitochondrial beta-oxidation to provide up to 80 % of the total energy requirement during fasting.
Clinical Indications Investigation of hypoglycaemia and in suspected fatty acid oxidation defects.
Reference Range See report
Sample Required Heparin (green top) on ice rush to laboratory
Sample Volume 0.5 mL
Turnaround Time Up to 6 weeks
Notes A blood glucose result at time of sampling should accompany the request. Not currently performed in house; this is a referred test.