Cleveland HeartLab Fatty Acids, New Tests, O, Test

CPT Code: 82542
Order Code: C302
ABN Requirement:  No
Synonyms: Omega 3 and 6 Fatty Acids
Specimen: EDTA Whole Blood
Volume: 0.5 mL
Minimum Volume: 0.1 mL
Container:  EDTA (Lavender Top tube)


  1. Draw and label sample according to standard protocols.
  2. Gently invert tube 8-10 times immediately after draw. DO NOT SHAKE.
  3. Do not centrifuge.
  4. Store and transport refrigerated.

Fasting: Preferred, but not required.

Transport: Store EDTA whole blood at 2°C to 8°C after collection and ship the same day per packaging instructions provided with the Cleveland HeartLab, Inc. shipping box.


Ambient (15-25°C): Stable up to 10 weeks
Refrigerated (2-8°C): Stable up to 10 weeks
Frozen (-20°C): not acceptable
Deep Frozen (-70°C): Stable up to 10 weeks

Note: Although the sample is stable at room temperature, we recommend refrigeration during storage and transport.

Causes for Rejection: Specimens other than EDTA whole blood; improper labeling; samples not stored properly; samples older than stability limits; lipemic samples

Methodology: Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)

Turn Around Time:  4 to 7 days

Relative Risk:

Low Risk
(% by weight)
Moderate Risk
(% by weight)

High Risk
(% by weight)

≥5.5 3.8-5.4 ≤3.7

Intended Use: OmegaCheck™ may be performed on individuals with hypercholesterolemia, hypertriglyceridemia, hypertension, and/or those at high metabolic or cardiovascular risk.