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Part Description

LP33077-6   Eicosapentaenoate
Eicosapentaenoate (EPA) is a long chain omega-3 fatty acid that is present throughout the body including in cell membranes. EPA is found in fatty fish including salmon, tuna, mackerel, sardines, shellfish, and herring. EPA can be biosynthesized from alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), but it is much more efficient to increase levels by including EPA-rich sources in one's diet. EPA has anti-inflammatory properties that are vital to fetal development and the process of healthy aging. Its anti-inflammatory effects are due to reduced gene expression of genes involved in inflammatory and atherogenesis-related pathways, thereby lowering the risk of cardiovascular disease. EPA has also been found to increase platelet stability, decrease endothelial activation, and improve vascular permeability. Taking EPA supplements leads to an increased amount of EPA in the plaque of carotid arteries which may decrease inflammation and increase plaque stability. PMID: 22332096 Many other studies have been run that show acorrelation between higher plasma levels of EPA and reduced symptoms of disease, some of which include Alzheimer's disease, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, and Raynaud Syndrome.[] Source: Regenstrief LOINC

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Additional Names

Short Name
EPA SerPl-sCnc
Display Name
EPA [Moles/Vol]
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EPA, Blood

Basic Attributes

First Released
Version 2.11
Last Updated
Version 2.73
Order vs. Observation
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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

Language Variants Get Info

Tag Language Translation
es-AR Spanish (Argentina) eicosapentaenoato:concentración de sustancia:punto en el tiempo:suero/plasma:cuantitativo:
es-ES Spanish (Spain) Eicosapentaenoato(C20:5w3):Concentración de sustancia:Punto temporal:Suero o Plasma:Qn:
Synonyms: Cuantitativo
es-MX Spanish (Mexico) Eicosapentaenoato:Concentración de sustancias:Punto temporal:Suero o Plasma:Cuantitativo:
fr-CA French (Canada) Eicosapentanoate:Concentration de substance:Temps ponctuel:Sérum/Plasma:Quantitatif:
fr-FR French (France) Eicosapentaénoate:Moles/Volume:Ponctuel:Sérum/Plasma:Numérique:
fr-BE French (Belgium) Eicosapentanoate:Concentration de substance:Temps ponctuel:Sérum/Plasma:Quantitatif:
it-IT Italian (Italy) Eicosapentaenoato:SCnc:Pt:Siero/Plasma:Qn:
Synonyms: Chimica Concentrazione di Sostanza Eicosapentaenoato (C20:5w3) Plasma Punto nel tempo (episodio) Siero Siero o Plasma
ko-KR Korean (Korea, Republic Of) 에이코사펜타엔산:물질농도:검사시점:혈청/혈장:정량:
nl-NL Dutch (Netherlands) eicosapentaenoaat:mol/volume:moment:serum of plasma:kwantitatief:
pt-BR Portuguese (Brazil) Eicosapentaenoato:SCnc:Pt:Sor/Plas:Qn:
Synonyms: Timnodonic acid; Timnodonate; Eicosapentaenoic acid; EPA; C20:5w3; Icosapentaenoate; Substance concentration; Level; Point in time; Random; SerPl; SerPlas; SerP; Serum; SR; Plasma; Pl; Plsm; Quantitative; QNT; Quant; Quan; Chemistry
ru-RU Russian (Russian Federation) Эйкозапентаеноат:МолКонц:ТчкВрм:Сыв/Плаз:Колич:
Synonyms: Количественный Молярность;Молярная объёмная концентрация Плазма Сыворотка Сыворотка или Плазма Точка во времени;Момент Эйкозапентаеноат (C20:5w3)
tr-TR Turkish (Turkey) Eikozapentaenoat:SubKons:Zmlı:Ser/Plaz:Kant:
zh-CN Chinese (China) 二十碳五烯酸:物质的量浓度:时间点:血清/血浆:定量型:
Synonyms: C20:5w3;EPA;二十碳五烯酸(Eicosapentaenoic acid,EPA);二十碳五烯酸, C20:5w3;二十碳双烯酸;附子脂酸;附子脂酸, C20:5w3 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

Example Units

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