Non-esterified fatty acids (NEFA)
Non-esterified fatty acids (NEFA) levels fluctuate by metabolic conditions as insulin resistance, diabetes type 2, adiposity, malignant diseases and the metabolic syndrome.
|Women:||0.1 – 0.45 mmol/L||2.8 – 12.7 mg/dL|
|Men:||0.1 – 0.60 mmol/L||2.8 – 16.9 mg/dL|
Each laboratory should check if the reference ranges are transferable to its own patient population and determine own reference ranges if necessary. For diagnostic purposes, the results should always be assessed with the patient’s medical history, clinical examinations and other findings.
- Diabetes type 2 / Insulin resistance
- Malignant diseases
- Metabolic syndrome