Assessing fatty acid biostatus: Red blood cells or plasma?

William S. Harris

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Omega-3 fatty acid (n-3 FA) biostatus can be estimated using red blood cell (RBC) membranes or plasma. The sample type that exhibits the lower within-person variability and is less affected by an acute dose of n-3 FA is preferred in clinical practice. The experiments described here indicate that RBC-based metrics are superior to plasma-based for use in patient care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)179-181
Number of pages3
JournalLipid Technology
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Food Science
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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