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LP14488-8   Fatty acids
In chemistry, especially biochemistry, a fatty acid is a carboxylic acid often with a long unbranched aliphatic tail (chain), which is either saturated or unsaturated. Carboxylic acids as short as butyric acid (4 carbon atoms) are considered to be fatty acids, while fatty acids derived from natural fats and oils may be assumed to have at least 8 carbon atoms, e.g. caprylic acid (octanoic acid). Most of the natural fatty acids have an even number of carbon atoms, because their biosynthesis involves acetyl-CoA, a coenzyme carrying a two-carbon-atom group. Industrially, fatty acids are produced by the hydrolysis of the ester linkages in a fat or biological oil (both of which are triglycerides), with the removal of glycerol. Copyright Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License. See for details. Source: Wikipedia, Fatty acids (Wikipedia)

LP14488-8   Fatty acids
Organic, monobasic acids derived from hydrocarbons by the equivalent of oxidation of a methyl group to an alcohol, aldehyde, and then acid. Fatty acids are saturated and unsaturated (FATTY ACIDS, UNSATURATED). (Grant & Hackh's Chemical Dictionary, 5th ed) Source: National Library of Medicine, MeSH 2006

LP14488-8   Fatty acids
Fatty acids are carboxylic acids with a long aliphatic tail, and naturally occurring fatty acids usually have an even number of carbon atoms. Short chain fatty acids have less than six carbons, medium chain have six to twelve, long chain have 14 to 20, and very long chain fatty acids have 22 or more carbon atoms. Fatty acids are important sources of fuel during fasting or times of high metabolic demand, especially for heart and skeletal muscle, and are oxidized by mitochondria to produce ATP. Patients with a fatty acid oxidation disorder are unable to use fatty acids for energy and can present with hypoketotic hypoglycemia, liver disease and failure, skeletal myopathy, cardiomyopathy or sudden death in early life, and severe episodes of metabolic decompensation can occur during periods of fasting or illness. Source: Regenstrief LOINC

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Fatty acids

Additional Names

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FA SerPl-sCnc
Display Name
Fatty acids [Moles/Vol]
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Fatty acids, Blood

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Member of these Panels

LOINC Long Common Name
43674-1 Fatty acid comprehensive (C8-C26) panel - Serum or Plasma
43676-6 Fatty acid essential (C12-C22) panel - Serum or Plasma

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LOINC Group Group Name
LG46571-2 Fatty acids|Pt|Ser/Plas

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de-DE German (Germany) Fettsäuren:Stoffmengenkonzentration:Zeitpunkt:Serum oder Plasma:Quantitativ:
es-AR Spanish (Argentina) ácidos grasos:concentración de sustancia:punto en el tiempo:suero/plasma:cuantitativo:
es-ES Spanish (Spain) Acidos grasos:Concentración de sustancia:Punto temporal:Suero o Plasma:Qn:
Synonyms: Cuantitativo
es-MX Spanish (Mexico) Ácidos grasos:Concentración de sustancias:Punto temporal:Suero o Plasma:Cuantitativo:
et-EE Estonian (Estonia) Rasvhapped:SCnc:Pt:S/P:Qn:
Synonyms: Aine kontsentratsioon Juhuslik Kvantitatiivne Plasma Seerum Seerum või plasma
fr-CA French (Canada) Acides gras:Concentration de substance:Temps ponctuel:Sérum/Plasma:Quantitatif:
fr-FR French (France) Acides gras:Moles/Volume:Ponctuel:Sérum/Plasma:Numérique:
fr-BE French (Belgium) Acides gras:Concentration de substance:Temps ponctuel:Sérum/Plasma:Quantitatif:
it-IT Italian (Italy) Acidi grassi:SCnc:Pt:Siero/Plasma:Qn:
Synonyms: Chimica Concentrazione di Sostanza Plasma Punto nel tempo (episodio) Siero Siero o Plasma
ko-KR Korean (Korea, Republic Of) 지방산:물질농도:검사시점:혈청/혈장:정량:
nl-NL Dutch (Netherlands) vetzuren:mol/volume:moment:serum of plasma:kwantitatief:
pl-PL Polish (Poland) Kwasy tłuszczowe:stężenie molowe:punkt w czasie:surowica lub osocze:ilościowy:
pt-BR Portuguese (Brazil) Ácidos Graxos:SCnc:Pt:Sor/Plas:Qn:
Synonyms: ; FA; Fatty acid; Lipid; Substance concentration; Level; Point in time; Random; SerPl; SerPlas; SerP; Serum; SR; Plasma; Pl; Plsm; Quantitative; QNT; Quant; Quan; Acd; Acid; Chemistry
ru-RU Russian (Russian Federation) Жирные кислоты:МолКонц:ТчкВрм:Сыв/Плаз:Колич:
Synonyms: Количественный Молярность;Молярная объёмная концентрация Плазма Сыворотка Сыворотка или Плазма Точка во времени;Момент
tr-TR Turkish (Turkey) Yağ asidleri:SubKons:Zmlı:Ser/Plaz:Kant:
zh-CN Chinese (China) 脂肪酸类:物质的量浓度:时间点:血清/血浆:定量型:
Synonyms: 克分子浓度;克分子浓度(单位体积);摩尔浓度;摩尔浓度(单位体积);物质的量浓度(单位体积) 化学;化学检验项目;化学检验项目类;化学类;化学试验;非刺激耐受型化学检验项目;非刺激耐受型化学检验项目类;非刺激耐受型化学试验;非刺激耐受型化学试验类 可用数量表示的;定量性;数值型;数量型;连续数值型标尺 时刻;随机;随意;瞬间 类脂化合物;类脂物;脂类;脂肪酸;脂质 血清或血浆

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