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91001: Omega-3 and -6 Fatty Acids Print View
OMEGA-3 (EPA+DHA) INDEX LC-MS/MS  1.4 - 4.9  % 
Risk      
Omega-6/Omega-3 Ratio: LC-MS/MS  5.7 - 21.3   
EPA/Arachidonic Acid Ratio: LC-MS/MS  < .3   
Arachidonic Acid: LC-MS/MS  5.2 - 12.9  % 
EPA: LC-MS/MS  0.2 - 1.5  % 
DHA: LC-MS/MS  1.2 - 3.9  % 

PRIMARY
1 Plasma EDTA 2 (0.6) mL   Room Temperature - 7 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 14 Day(s)/Frozen - 35 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE
  Serum Red Top 2 (0.6) mL   Frozen - 35 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 14 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 7 Day(s)  
  PPT Potassium EDTA(white)   Room Temperature - 7 Day(s)/Frozen - 35 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 14 Day(s)  

1. Baseline and monitoring of individuals with known CVD (acute and chronic) to determine Rx and compliance. 2. Identify patients with known CVD risk with low omega-3 levels who may be candidates for supplementation/therapy. 3. Monitor patients on omega-3 supplementation/therapy to determine efficacy of treatment. 4. Potential role in risk reduction for non-CVD outcomes-aged related macular degeneration, RA, cancer, etc. (early data).

Overnight fasting is required.
Setup Schedule
Monday-Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
Next day

CPT Code
82542

The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

Notes
Transport Temperature: Refrigerated Reject Criteria: Gross hemolysis; grossly icteric; lipemia; plasma not collected in EDTA tubes; serum separator tubes






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