Nicklaus Children’s Hospital has several outpatient and urgent care centers throughout South Florida, including on-demand, virtual care.
Walk-in urgent care with no appointment needed.
Serving as your child's primary doctor's office.
Pediatric specialty consultations available closer to home.
A full range of comprehensive services all under one roof.
Connect with providers from the comfort of your own home.
With over 800 pediatric clinicians on staff, we’re dedicated to helping you connect with the right specialist for your needs.
We have expertise in treating children and educating families on hundreds of different conditions.
We use cutting-edge, specialized treatments and procedures to ensure the best care for your child.
Also known as: FAO, fatty acid oxidation defects panel, FAO defects panel.
Fatty acid oxidation is a basic metabolic process that allows the body to break down stored fat into their building blocks called fatty acids, in order use them for energy. Fatty acid oxidation disorders (FAOD’s) are a rare group of inherited genetic conditions, each one caused by an abnormal gene, which results in the body not being able to use its fatty acids for energy. When the fatty acids cannot be used they build up in the heart, liver and other organs. Children with FAOD’s may present with drowsiness, vomiting, poor feeding and other signs and symptoms.
Blood is drawn from a vein which is sent to a laboratory for testing.
Reviewed by: Jack Wolfsdorf, MD, FAAP
This page was last updated on: January 18, 2022 07:23 PM