Free fatty acids
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.
|Sample & container required||Heparin (green top) on ice rush to laboratory|
|Sample volume||0.5 mL|
|Turnaround time||Up to 6 weeks|
A blood glucose result at time of sampling should accompany the request.