Monitoring the optimal infusion of intravenous lipids. Detection of essential fatty acid deficiency.

@article{Siguel1986MonitoringTO,
  title={Monitoring the optimal infusion of intravenous lipids. Detection of essential fatty acid deficiency.},
  author={Edward N. Siguel and Jeffrey B Blumberg and Julius Caesar},
  journal={Archives of pathology & laboratory medicine},
  year={1986},
  volume={110 9},
  pages={792-7}
}
Since increased amounts of the trienoic acid C20:3w9 are produced in patients with essential fatty acid (EFA) deficiency (EFAD) of the linoleic (w6) family, the trienoic (C20:3w9)-to-tetraenoic (C20:4w6) fatty acid ratio (T/T ratio) is used as a biochemical indicator of w6 EFAD. A T/T ratio above 0.02 is suggestive of w6 EFAD. Fatty acid profiles, listing… CONTINUE READING