Fatty acids, profile

FATTY ACIDS, profile
fP-FA ATK 7102

Nutrition strongly influences the plasma fatty acid profile. Serum fatty acid profile is a good marker for cell membrane fatty acid content. It has a key effect on several cell membrane functions.

Indications

Determining abnormalities in plasma fatty acid content or monitoring fatty acid treatment.

Sample

1.0 mL fasting EDTA plasma (minimum 0.5 mL)

Storage and delivery

Delivery at room temperature on the sampling day (Mon-Thu) if it arrives the next day. Can be stored refrigerated over the weekend, ship at room temperature. 

Method principle

Gas chromatography (GC)

Turnaround time

10 weekdays

Reference ranges

MA myristic acid 0.3 – 1.5 %
PA palmitic acid 19.9 – 28.6 %
PO palmitoleic acid 1.0 – 3.6 %
ST stearic acid 5.7 – 9.7 %
OA oleic acid 14.9 – 27.1 %
LA linoleic acid 18.2 – 34.2 %
GLA gammalinolenic acid 0.1 – 0.4 %
ALA alfalinolenic acid 0.4 – 1.4 %
ODT octadecatetraenoic acid 0.1 – 0.4 %
EA eicosenoic acid 0.1 – 0.3 %
EDA eicosadienoic acid 0.2 – 0.5 %
HGLA dihomogammalinolenic acid 1.0 – 2.2 %
AA arachidonic acid 3.8 – 8.3 %
EPA eicosapentaenoic acid 0.3 – 3.8 %
DPA docosapentaenoic acid 0.5 – 1.2 %
DHA docosahexaenoic acid 2.0 – 6.4 %

Inquiries

martin.tornudd@mineraalilaboratoriomila.fi