Fatty Acids Profile - Plasma

Test Details

Lab Company: Genova Diagnostics
Sample Type: Plasma
Collection Location: In Lab (Phlebotomy Required)

The Fatty Acids Profile assesses the critical balance between essential Omega-6 and Omega-3 fatty acids.     

🔑 Key Details 📦 Shipping
Preparation & Timing 📊 Results
🧪 Collection Instructions 📚 More Resources
💳 Requisition & Payment
💬 Questions?

Key Details 

  • Sample collection must be performed by a phlebotomist, Monday - Thursday only.    
    • Information about scheduling a blood draw can be found HERE
    • You may need to pay a separate fee for phlebotomy.
  • You must fast for at least 8 - 12 hours prior to your blood draw.
  • The phlebotomist will collect, prepare, and ship your sample for you.
  • Do NOT register your test online with Genova.

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Preparation & Timing

  • Sample collection must be performed by a phlebotomist, Monday - Thursday only. 
    • Information about scheduling a blood draw can be found HERE
  • You do not need to discontinue any medications or supplements prior to your blood draw.
  • The day before the blood draw:
    • You must fast for at least 8 - 12 hours.
    • You must freeze the included freezer brick overnight. Bring it with you to the blood draw.

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Collection Instructions

  1. Freeze the included freezer brick overnight prior to your blood draw.
  2. Bring the following items with you to your blood draw appointment.
    1. Test kit
    2. Frozen freezer brick
    3. Completed test requisition form
  3. The phlebotomist will collect, prepare, and ship your sample for you.
    1. You can view the phlebotomist collection instructions HERE.

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Requisition & Payment

  • Your kit has been prepaid. You may need to pay a separate fee for phlebotomy.
  • Instructions on how to fill out your requisition can be found HERE (insurance pay) and HERE (cash pay).
    • Since you pre-paid for your tests, you do not need to fill in the payment information on any of these forms.
    • Do NOT register your test online with Genova.

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Shipping

  • Make a note of the tracking number on the return mailer so that you can track your samples back to the lab. 
  • The phlebotomist will ship your sample for you using the materials provided in the test kit.

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Results

  • Results should be released to your provider 7-21 business days after samples are received at the lab. We cannot guarantee processing time. 
  • Your provider will notify you when your results are in and schedule a follow-up appointment for you to review them together. 
  • Your provider may choose to release your results to you. Rupa cannot release your results without provider authorization.

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More Resources

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Questions?

For general questions, email Rupa Health at support@rupahealth.com. For test-specific questions, contact Genova Diagnostics by calling 800-522-4762 or chatting with support