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Michael J. Palmieri Metabolic Disease Laboratory

Fatty Acid Oxidation (FAO)

  • Synonyms: palmitate oxidation assay; fatty acid flux assay
  • LIS Mnemonic: FAO

    Collect

    Skin Biopsy in Culture Media

    Volume Required

    N/A

    Minimum Required

    N/A

    Transport

    Send to lab immediately

    Stability

    24 hours in media

    Processing

    During off hours, send sample to Cytogenetics. Send copy of paperwork to Metabolic for processing. If sending from outside CHOP, you must call 215-590-3394 to schedule testing. Upon notification of test acceptance, please submit 2 T25 flasks of cultured fibroblasts by overnight courier on the scheduled date.

Days Performed

Once per month

Reported

8-12 weeks from time of biopsy

Reflex Testing

N/A

CPT

82658, 88233, 87109

Methodology

Radiolabeled tracer

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