Test directory: Omega-3 and -6 Fatty Acids

Ordering Code5158
Test NameOmega-3 and -6 Fatty Acids
AliasArachidonic acid (AA)
Preferred SpecimenPlasma
Preferred ContainerEDTA, K2 (Lavender)
Other Specimen/ContainerSerum in Plain (Red)
Optimum Volume2 mL
Collection InstructionsOvernight fasting is required.
Transport RequirementsOahu: Refrigerated
Airline: Refrigerated
Specimen StabilityAmbient: 7 Days
Refrigerated: 14 Days
Frozen: 35 Days
Rejection CriteriaGrossly hemolyzed, Gross lipemia, Gross Icterus, SST, Plasma not collected in EDTA tubes
Avail. StatNO
Analytic Time5 Days
MethodologyLiquid Chromatography Tandem Mass Spectrometry
Reference Lab Quest Diagnostic Lab-NI

Reference range(s)

ComponentAgeMale NormMale Critical LowMale Critical HighFemale NormFemale Critical HighFemale Critical LowUnitsAdd'l info
Omega-3 (EPA+DHA) IndexALLSee report.
RiskALLSee report.
Omega-6/Omega-3 RatioALLSee report.
EPA/Arachidonic Acid RatioALLSee report.
Arachidonic AcidALLSee report.
EPAALLSee report.
DHAALLSee report.