comprehensive fatty acids test

GENERAL

The Comprehensive Fatty Acids Test report includes 30 markers and total levels of saturated, monounsaturated, polyunsaturated, omega 3, omega 6, and fatty acids. The primary reason for this test is to determine if levels of essential fatty acids and other beneficial fatty acids are adequate. Additionally, peroxisomal and mitochondrial disorders of fatty acid metabolism can be determined. *This test is available only in the U.S. and Canada.

FATTY ACID BENEFITS (EPA, DHA, GLA)

  • Lowers LDL and increases HDL cholesterol; decreases blood clotting time
  • Anti-arrhythmic, anti-inflammatory effect that benefits heart tissue
  • Structural in brain and retinal tissue; improves learning and memory
  • Critical in fetal and infant development
  • Improves hyperactivity in children and depression in adults
  • Treatment for autoimmune disorders, kidney disease, PMS, RA, MS
  • Improves skin integrity

RECOMMENDATIONS

  • Flax seed oil as source of ALA from which EPA and DHA are synthesized
  • Fish oil or cod liver oil as direct sources of EPA and DHA
  • Evening primrose oil, borage oil or black current oil as source of GLA if insufficiently synthesized
  • Hemp oil as source of both ALA and GLA

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS

Serum: 2 mL of serum in a gold-topped or blue-topped tube is preferred. This test requires an overnight fast and patient must avoid alcohol for 24 hours. Sample must be immediately frozen and shipped with frozen gel pack. This test is available in the US and Canada only.

CPT CODES

  • 82542
  • No Medicare Coverage

THIS TEST IS ALSO KNOWN AS:

  • COMPLETA DE LOS ENSAYOS ÁCIDOS GRASOS
  • 総合的な脂肪酸テスト

  • اختبار الأحماض الدهنية الشامل

  • UMFASSENDE FETTSÄUREN TEST

  • COMPLÈTE DES ESSAIS DES ACIDES GRAS
  • COMPLETA DI TEST ACIDI GRASSI

  • 광범위한 지방산 시험

  • KOMPLEKSOWY TEST KWASY TŁUSZCZOWE

  • ABRANGENTE DE TESTE DE ÁCIDOS GRAXOS
  • KAPSAMLI YAĞ ASITLERI TESTI

  • 综合脂肪酸测试