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Part Description

LP33078-4   Docosahexaenoate
Docosahexaenoate (DHA) is one of the essential polyunsaturated omega-3 fatty acids that is primarily obtained by ingesting fatty fish including salmon, mackerel, tuna, herring, and sardines.[] There are many benefits derived from eating healthy levels of DHA including a reduction of chronic inflammation, atherosclerosis, hypertension, arthritis, depression, adult-onset diabetes mellitus, myocardial infarction, thrombosis, and some cancers. DHA is important in brain development of infants and in maintaining normal brain function in adults. Studies have demonstrated that infants who drink DHA-fortified formula have higher visual acuity than infants who drink unfortified formula. Deficiencies of DHA have been associated with fetal alcohol syndrome, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, cystic fibrosis, phenylketonuria, unipolar depression, aggressive hostility, adrenoleukodystrophy, cognitive decline in aging individuals, and the onset of sporadic Alzheimer's disease. Patients who consume 200 mg/day of DHA have a 50% reduction in the incidence of sudden cardiac arrest. PMID: 10479465 Source: Regenstrief LOINC

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Additional Names

Short Name
DHA SerPl-sCnc
Display Name
DHA [Moles/Vol]
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DHA, 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) docosahexaenoato:concentración de sustancia:punto en el tiempo:suero/plasma:cuantitativo:
es-ES Spanish (Spain) Docosahexaenoato (C22:6w3):Concentración de sustancia:Punto temporal:Suero o Plasma:Qn:
Synonyms: Cuantitativo
es-MX Spanish (Mexico) Docosahexaenoato:Concentración de sustancias:Punto temporal:Suero o Plasma:Cuantitativo:
fr-CA French (Canada) Acide docosahexaénoïque:Concentration de substance:Temps ponctuel:Sérum/Plasma:Quantitatif:
fr-FR French (France) Docosahexaénoate:Moles/Volume:Ponctuel:Sérum/Plasma:Numérique:
fr-BE French (Belgium) Acide docosahexaénoïque:Concentration de substance:Temps ponctuel:Sérum/Plasma:Quantitatif:
it-IT Italian (Italy) Docosaesaenoato:SCnc:Pt:Siero/Plasma:Qn:
Synonyms: Chimica Concentrazione di Sostanza Docosaesaenoato (C22:6w3) Plasma Punto nel tempo (episodio) Siero Siero o Plasma
ko-KR Korean (Korea, Republic Of) 도코사헥산:물질농도:검사시점:혈청/혈장:정량:
nl-NL Dutch (Netherlands) docosahexaenoaat:mol/volume:moment:serum of plasma:kwantitatief:
pt-BR Portuguese (Brazil) Docosahexaenoato:SCnc:Pt:Sor/Plas:Qn:
Synonyms: DHA; Docosahexaenoic acid; C22:6w3; 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) Докозагексаеноат:МолКонц:ТчкВрм:Сыв/Плаз:Колич:
Synonyms: Докозагексаеноат (C22:6w3) Количественный Молярность;Молярная объёмная концентрация Плазма Сыворотка Сыворотка или Плазма Точка во времени;Момент
tr-TR Turkish (Turkey) Dokozahekzaenoat:SubKons:Zmlı:Ser/Plaz:Kant:
zh-CN Chinese (China) 二十二碳六烯酸:物质的量浓度:时间点:血清/血浆:定量型:
Synonyms: C22:6w3;DHA;二十二碳六烯酸(Docosahexaenoic acid,DHA);二十二碳六烯酸, C22:6w3;二十二碳六烯酸 w3 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

Unit Source
umol/L Example UCUM Units

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