NEFA - Overview: Free Fatty Acids, Total, Serum

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: NEFA    
Free Fatty Acids, Total, Serum

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

Evaluation of metabolic status of persons with endocrinopathies


Detection of pheochromocytoma and of glucagon-, thyrotropin-, and adrenocorticotropin-secreting tumors


Monitoring of control of diabetes mellitus (serum-free glycerol is a very useful companion test in assessing diabetes and may be ordered by special request from Mayo Medical Laboratories). The correlation with insulin resistance and downstream cardiovascular risk may be a useful treatment aid in some patients.

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

Enzymatic Colorimetric

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


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

Free Fatty Acids, Total, S

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

Fatty Acids, Free
Free Fatty Acids, Serum
NEFA (Nonesterified Fatty Acids)
Non Esterified Fatty Acids