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Free Fatty Acids, serum [FFA]

Test Code:

BC0400

Synonym(s):

Specimen Container

Gel separator tube (Adult)
Microtube (Paed)

Specimen Requirement

Plain Blood
Adult: 3 mL
Paediatric: 1.3 mL


Invert blood 5 times after blood collection ensures the anticoagulant is well mixed with the blood. This will ensure results are reliable.

Specimen Storage / Transport

​Send specimen on ice to lab immediately.

Method

 

Orderable as STAT?

No

Turn Around Time

​4 hr

Reference Value(s)

​Not available. Results should be interpreted within the clinical context (e.g. fasting status) and in conjunction with other biochemical parameters including glucose, ketones, insulin etc.

Testing Laboratory Location

KKH

Laboratory

Clinical Chemistry

Contact Number

6394 1383

Day and Time Performed

​Mon to Fri: 0800 hr - 1730 hr
Sat: 0800 hr - 1230hr

Orderable on CPOE?

Yes

Additional Information

​Effective 10th January 2017

Change History Notes

Others

Keywords

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