Non-esterified Fatty Acids

Also known as

Free Fatty Acids, NEFA, FFA

Request a test

To request this test please send sample with a request providing patient ID (three identifiers), specimen information, assay required, relevant clinical details and sender information. Before sending sample please read details on requesting and labelling by clicking on the link. Please also refer to any additional information provided for this test.

Additional information

Freeze immediately. Send frozen. Provide glucose result.

Sending address

Chemical Pathology Reception
Level 1, Camelia Botnar Building
Great Ormond Street Hospital
Great Ormond Street

Laboratory service

Chemical Pathology

Sample requirements

0.3 ml lithium heparin plasma

Reference range

Qualitative report

Turnaround time

1 - 2 weeks

Disease / group

Investigation of hypoglycaemia, fatty acid oxidation defects


Upon request

Call in advance?

Not required

Chemical Pathology

The Chemical Pathology Laboratory provides an extensive range of services covering both routine biochemistry and specialised analysis and interpretation.

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