skip navigation
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q

Test Identifier Information

 
Registration CodeVLFA
Method

Gas chromatography mass spectrometry

External Price$321.95(Exclusive of GST)
  

Specimen Collection

 
Specimen Collection Protocols

If Lysosomal enzymes are also requested, in addition to VLCFA, and the samples are collected at Canterbury Health Labs, during working hours, then the whole blood can be forwarded to Specialist Chemistry, they will prepare the Lysosomal enzymes and the VLCFA.

In all other circumstances i.e when samples are not collected at CHL or in the Hospital environment the VLCFA sample must be spun and separated prior to being sent to CHL 

If only VLFA is requested the sample must be spun and separated

 

Patient Specimen1ml, EDTA(Lavender), Heparin(Green) NO GEL TUBES
Paediatric Specimen0.3 mL PLASMA
Sample Delivery to LabAmbient
  

Instructions for Referral to CHLabs

 
Aliquot Instructions0.5 mL plasma (haemolysis may interfere)
Aliquot Transport to CHLFrozen
  

CHLabs Laboratory

 
DepartmentBiochemistry - Specialist
Contact Details Email Email
This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Contact Phone Number(03) 364 0118 | x80118
Test AvailabilityMon - Fri, business hours only
Turnaround Time4 - 6 weeks
Referred toLabplus, Auckland
Additional Information

Full Clinical Summary required.

Hexacosanoate, C26:C22 Ratio, C24:C22 Ratio, Phytanate and Pristanate will be reported.

 

Delphic Number Test Number5695

CHL Follow us on Facebook