FAPCP - Overview: Fatty Acid Profile, Comprehensive (C8-C26), Serum

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Test ID: FAPCP    
Fatty Acid Profile, Comprehensive (C8-C26), Serum

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

This serum test is a comprehensive profile that provides information regarding mitochondrial and peroxisomal fatty acid metabolism, and the patient's nutritional status

 

Monitoring patients undergoing diet therapy for mitochondrial or peroxisomal disorders (possibly inducing essential fatty acid deficiency in response to restricted fat intake)

 

Monitoring treatment of essential fatty acid deficiency

 

Monitoring the response to provocative tests (fasting tests, loading tests)

Genetics Test Information Provides information that may help with selection of the correct test or proper submission of the test request

This test is a comprehensive profile that provides information regarding mitochondrial and peroxisomal fatty acid metabolism, and the patient's nutritional status.

 

While providing useful information regarding very long chain fatty acids, this test is not the recommended initial screening test for evaluating patients with possible peroxisomal disorders, single-enzyme defects of peroxisomal metabolism such as X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy, or peroxisomal biogenesis disorders (Zellweger syndrome spectrum). For this purpose POXP / Fatty Acid Profile, Peroxisomal (C22-C26), Plasma or POX / Fatty Acid Profile, Peroxisomal (C22-C26), Serum is preferred.

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS) Stable Isotope Dilution Analysis

NY State Approved Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.

Yes

Reporting Name A shorter/abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test; an abbreviated test name

Fatty Acid Profile, Comprehensive,S

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

C8-C26, Fatty Acid Profile
Comprehensive Fatty Acids
Essential Fatty Acids
LCFA (Long-Chain Fatty Acids)
Long-Chain Fatty Acids (LCFA)
MCFA (Medium-Chain Fatty Acids)
Medium-Chain Fatty Acids (MCFA)
Omega 3
Omega 6
Omega 7
Omega 9
Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids
Very Long Chain Fatty Acids (VLCFA)
VLCFA (Very Long Chain Fatty Acids)
Octanoic Acid
Decenoic Acid
Decanoic Acid
Lauroleic Acid
Lauric Acid
Tetradecadienoic Acid
Myristoleic Acid
Myristic Acid
Hexadecadienoic Acid
Hexadecenoic Acid
Palmitoleic Acid
Palmitic Acid
Gamma-Linolenic Acid
Alpha-Linolenic Acid
Linoleic Acid
Oleic Acid
Vaccenic Acid
Stearic Acid
Eicosapentaenoic Acid
Arachidonic Acid
Mead Acid
Homo-Gamma-Linolenic Acid
Arachidic Acid
Docosahexaenoic Acid
Docosapentaenoic Acid
Docosatetraenoic Acid
Docosenoic Acid
Docosanoic Acid
Nervonic Acid
Tetracosanoic Acid
Hexacosenoic Acid
Hexacosanoic Acid
Pristanic Acid
Phytanic Acid
C8:0
C10:1
C10:0
C12:1
C12:0
C14:2
C14:1
C14:0
C16:2
C16:1w9
C16:1w7
C16:0
C18:3w6
C18:3w3
C18:2w6
C18:1w9
C18:1w7
C18:0
C20:0
C20:5w3
C20:4w6
C20:3w9
C20:3w6
C22:6w3
C22:5w6
C22:5w3
C22:4w6
C22:1
C22:0
C24:1
C24:0
C26:1
C26:0
C15:0(CH3)4
C16:0(CH3)4
EPA
DHA
DPA
Triene:Tetraene Ratio