Version 2.74

Part Description

LP33065-1   Myristate
Myristic acid, also called tetradecanoic acid or 14:0 is a common saturated fatty acid with the molecular formula CH3(CH2)12COOH. A myristate is a salt or ester of myristic acid.

Myristic acid is named after the nutmeg Myristica fragrans. Nutmeg butter is 75% trimyristin, the triglyceride of myristic acid. Besides nutmeg, myristic acid is also found in palm kernel oil, coconut oil, butter fat and is a minor component of many other animal fats. It is also found in spermacetin, the crystallized fraction of oil from the sperm whale.

Myristic acid is also commonly added co-translationally to the penultimate, nitrogen-terminus, glycine in receptor-associated kinases to confer the membrane localisation of the enzyme. The myristic acid has a sufficiently high hydrophobicity to become incorporated into the fatty acyl core of the phospholipid bilayer of the plasma membrane of the eukaryotic cell. In this way, myristic acid acts as a lipid anchor in biomembranes.

The ester isopropyl myristate is used in cosmetic and topical medicinal preparations where good absorption through the skin is desired.

Reduction of myristic acid yields myristyl aldehyde and myristyl alcohol. Copyright Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License. See for details. Source: Wikipedia, Wikipedia

Fully-Specified Name


Additional Names

Short Name
Myristate SerPl-sCnc
Display Name
Myristate (C14:0) [Moles/Vol]
Consumer Name Alpha
Myristate (C14:0), Blood

Basic Attributes

First Released
Version 2.11
Last Updated
Version 2.73
Order vs. Observation
Common Test Rank

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
43675-8 Fatty acid mitochondrial (C8-C18) panel - Serum or Plasma

Language Variants

Tag Language Translation
zh-CN Chinese (China) 肉豆蔻酸:物质的量浓度:时间点:血清/血浆:定量型:
Synonyms: C14:0;十四酸;十四酸, C14:0;肉豆蔻酸, C14:0 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 血清或血浆
es-AR Spanish (Argentina) miristato:concentración de sustancia:punto en el tiempo:suero/plasma:cuantitativo:
fr-CA French (Canada) Myristate:Concentration de substance:Temps ponctuel:Sérum/Plasma:Quantitatif:
pt-BR Portuguese (Brazil) Miristato:SCnc:Pt:Sor/Plas:Qn:
Synonyms: Myristic acid; Tetradecanoic acid; Tetradecanoate; C14:0; Substance concentration; Level; Point in time; Random; SerPl; SerPlas; SerP; Serum; SR; Plasma; Pl; Plsm; Quantitative; QNT; Quant; Quan; Chemistry
es-ES Spanish (Spain) Miristato (C14:):Concentración de sustancia:Punto temporal:Suero o Plasma:Qn:
ko-KR Korean (Korea, Republic Of) Myristate:물질농도:검사시점:혈청/혈장:정량:
it-IT Italian (Italy) Miristato:SCnc:Pt:Siero/Plasma:Qn:
Synonyms: Chimica Concentrazione di Sostanza Miristato (C14:0) Plasma Punto nel tempo (episodio) Siero Siero o Plasma
fr-FR French (France) Myristate:Moles/Volume:Ponctuel:Sérum/Plasma:Numérique:
tr-TR Turkish (Turkey) Miristat:SubKons:Zmlı:Ser/Plaz:Kant:
ru-RU Russian (Russian Federation) Миристат:МолКонц:ТчкВрм:Сыв/Плаз:Колич:
Synonyms: Количественный Миристат (C14:0) Молярность;Молярная объёмная концентрация Плазма Сыворотка Сыворотка или Плазма Точка во времени;Момент
nl-NL Dutch (Netherlands) myristaat:mol/volume:moment:serum of plasma:kwantitatief:
fr-BE French (Belgium) Myristate:Concentration de substance:Temps ponctuel:Sérum/Plasma:Quantitatif:
es-MX Spanish (Mexico) Miristato:Concentración de sustancias:Punto temporal:Suero o Plasma:Cuantitativo:

Example Units

Unit Source
umol/L Example UCUM Units

LOINC Terminology Service (API) using HL7® FHIR®

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