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.
Investigation of hypoglycaemia and in suspected fatty acid oxidation defects.
Heparin (green top) on ice rush to laboratory
Up to 6 weeks
A blood glucose result at time of sampling should accompany the request.
Not currently performed in house; this is a referred test.