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Blood Test Information

Fatty Acids (Very Long Chain)

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Test Code: VLC

Tube type: Lithium Heparin

Other acceptable tube types
SST (yellow) and EDTA (purple) are also acceptable

Special instructions
Fasting is no longer required for this test. Random is fine.
Fasting may worsen certain peroxisomal conditions e.g. Refsum.

Sent away to Southmead Hospital, Bristol

Reference range
See report or contact lab

Turnaround Time
21 days

Department: Biochemistry

Clinical Application
Investigation of inherited metabolic disorders, eg developmental delay and muscle weaknesses.


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