Fatty Acids, Plasma-Genova Kit

Note: This is a test kit that will be mailed to you and requires a blood draw. It is your responsibility to arrange the blood draw for your kit.


Fasting Required: Yes - 8 Hours

Specimen: Blood

Special Instructions: Ship to lab Monday-Thursday only. Ship specimen within 48 hours of collection.
It is not necessary to discontinue nutritional supplements prior to this test. Abnormalities that may be found will reveal special needs that have not been met by recent dietary and supplemental intake.

Results: 14-21 business days
Note: Result turnaround times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

Description:Plasma fatty acid levels imitate body supplies as shaped by recent dietary intake and are useful for monitoring reaction to supplementation and dietary changes. Plasma levels are ideal for calculation of dietary sufficiency of these essential fatty acids as revealed by fatty tissue composition.

Fatty acids are the fats we obtain from our diet. They may be monounsaturated, polyunsaturated or saturated. Fatty acids are found in oils and other fats that make up different foods. Balanced fatty acid levels are essential for ideal health.

Analytes Reported:
11-Eicosenoic Acid
AA/EPA
Alpha-Linolenic Acid (ALA)
Arachidic Acid
Arachidonic Acid
Behenic Acid
Capric Acid
Dihomogamma Linolenic Acid (DGLA)
Docasadienoic Acid
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA)
Docosapentaenoic Acid
Docosatetraenoic Acid
EPA/DGLA
Eicosadienoic Acid
Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA)
Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA)
Heneicosanoic Acid
Heptadecanoic Acid
Hexacosanoic Acid
LA/DGLA
Lauric Acid
Lignoceric Acid
Linoleic Acid
Mead Acid
Myristic Acid
Myristoleic Acid
Nervonic Acid
Nonadecanoic Acid
Oleic Acid
Palmitelaidic Acid
Palmitic Acid
Palmitoleic Acid
Pentadecanoic Acid
Stearic Acid
Stearic/Oleic
Total C:18 Trans
Tricosanoic Acid
Vaccenic Acid