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Test ID: FAPEP    
Fatty Acid Profile, Essential, Serum

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


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

Evaluating the nutritional intake and intestinal absorption of essential fatty acids


Identifying deficiency of essential and other nutritionally beneficial fatty acids


Monitoring treatment of patients with essential fatty acid deficiencies who are receiving linoleic acid (C18:2w6) and alpha-linolenic acid (C18:3w3)

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

This test evaluates the nutritional intake and intestinal absorption of essential fatty acids.

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

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

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

Fatty Acid Profile, Essential, S

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

C12-C22, Fatty Acid Profile, Essential
Essential Fatty Acids
Long-Chain Fatty Acids (LCFA)
Omega 3
Omega 6
Omega 7
Omega 9
Omega fatty acids
Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids