What is a Free Fatty Acid Test?
The Free Fatty Acid Test measures the blood level of (Nonesterified) Free Fatty Acids.
Why is a Free Fatty Acid Test important?
Free fatty acids are useful for assessing fatty acid oxidation in patients. Elevated levels are associated with abnormal blood glucose control (e.g. diabetes) or poor lipolysis.
What type of specimen will I submit?
This Fatty Acid Test is a blood test.
Do I need to fast to take this test?
An 8-12 hour fast is recommended before testing.
How long does it take to get test results?
It typically takes 4 business days or less.