Very Long Chain Fatty Acids


Very Long Chain Fatty Acids can be indicated in a variety of disorders involving the peroxisome and include Pristanate and Phytanate.

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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

A fasting sample preferred. Sample should be spun and seperated as soon as possible, and stored at 4�C, if not frozen at -20�C

Sending address

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

Laboratory service

Chemical Pathology

Sample requirements

0.5ml minimum of EDTA plasma. Lithium heparin plasma or serum is also acceptable.

Reference range

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Turnaround time

2 - 4 weeks

Disease / group

Peroxisomal disorders


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Call in advance?

Not required

Chemical Pathology

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