Send specimen(s) overnight express to be received Monday-Friday, excluding laboratory holidays.
5.0 ml minimum of whole blood collected in a purple cap (EDTA) tube. Please note that there is no different pediatric minimum, and at least 5.0 ml whole blood is required regardless of patient age.
Send tubes in a styrofoam box on WET (water) ice -- not frozen. Send specimens on the day they are collected. Prometheus boxes are not acceptable shipping containers, as they do not provide sufficient refrigeration. Send overnight express to be received Monday-Friday, excluding laboratory holidays. Please include any relevant information about the patient.
Interpretive Reference Range:
Provided withy report.
Diagnosis of very long-chain acyl-coenzyme A dehydrogenase deficiency (VLCADD).
Fluorometric enzyme assay with electron transfer flavoprotein (ETF).
If mutation analysis is also required, please order VLCAD Deficiency Testing; Leukocyte Combined Enzyme Activity and Mutation Analysis in Whole Blood.