Medium Chain and Long Chain Fatty Acids Analysis Service

Fatty acids are widely present in organisms and are important components of many complex lipids (such as triglycerides, phospholipids, etc.). When cells are supplied with sufficient oxygen, they can be oxidized and decomposed into CO2 and H2O, providing a large amount of energy support for the body . Fatty acids also play an important role in signal transmission. Lipids containing polyunsaturated fatty acids can play the role of lipid rafts in the cell structure and facilitate the transfer of intracellular and extracellular substances. The number of carbon atoms in the carbon chain of short-chain fatty acids is less than 6, and is a volatile fatty acid. Medium-chain fatty acids have 6-12 carbon atoms in the carbon chain, mainly caprylic acid (C8) and capric acid (C10). Long-chain fatty acids have more than 12 carbon atoms in the carbon chain. One end of the fatty acid hydrocarbon chain is a methyl end and one end is a carboxyl end. The detection of fatty acid levels to reflect the body's lipid metabolism, sugar metabolism and endocrine function status is of great significance for exploring the pathogenesis and prevention of diseases.

Creative Proteomics provides comprehensive medium/long chain fatty acids targeted lipidomics services from lipid extraction, lipid detection and data analysis for customers in various regions and countries.

Our Medium / Long Chain Fatty Acids Analysis Service

Absolute quantification: Use external standard method to quantify, and use internal standard for correction, qualitative and quantitative is more accurate.

High sensitivity: we use liquid chromatography coupled with triple quadrupole mass spectrometers for medium chain fatty acids and long chain fatty acids analysis service (Triple Quad™ 6500 LC-MS/MS System).

The workflow of medium/long chain fatty acids analysis service.Fig 1. The workflow of medium/long chain fatty acids analysis service.

The Medium/Long Chain Fatty Acids We Can Analyze:

Methyl CaprylateMethyl 10-TranspentadecenoateMethyl PetroselaidateMethyl 11-EicosenoateMethyl Arachidonate
Methyl CaprateMethyl PalmitateMethyl VaccenateMethyl Trans 11-EicosenoateMethyl Tricosanoate
Methyl UndecanoateMethyl PalmitoleateMethyl TransvaccenateMethyl Alpha LinolenateMethyl Docosadienoate
Methyl LaurateMethyl Palmite-laidateMethyl ElaidateMethyl HeneicosanoateMethyl Eicosapentaenoate
Methyl TridecanoateMethyl HeptadecanoateMethyl LinoleateMethyl 11-14 EicosadienoateMethyl Docosatetraenoate
Methyl MyristateMethyl 10-HeptadecenoateMethyl LinoelaidateMethyl BehenateMethyl Docosapentaenoate
Methyl MyristoleateMethyl 10-TransheptadecenoateMethyl 10-TransnonadecenoateMethyl Homogamma LinolenateMethyl Docosapentaenoate
MethylMyristelaidateMethyl StearateMethyl 7-TransnonadecenoateMethyl ErucateMethyl Lignocerate
Methyl PentadecanoateMethyl OleateMethyl ArachidateMethyl BrassidateMethyl Nervonoate
Methyl 10-PentadecenoateMethyl PetroselinateMethyl Gamma LinolenateMethyl 11-14-17 EicosatrienoateMethyl Docosatetraenoate

Sample Requirements

  • Serum/plasma ≥ 50 µL
  • Animal and plant tissues ≥ 50 mg
  • Microorganism ≥ 0.2 g/sample
  • Fermentation broth ≥ 20 ml/sample
  • Fresh stool ≥ 50 mg
  • Freeze-dried stool ≥ 5 mg
  • Cell ≥ 1×107
  • Food samples need to be in more than 10 groups

If you provide other samples or want to know the specific sample size, please contact us.

Why Choose Us?

  • One-stop analysis service: efficient lipid molecule detection. Save time, energy and money.
  • Fast turnaround time: 1-4 weeks.
  • Detailed delivery report: Experiment procedures and parameters of instruments, MS data with putative identification based on the m/z ratio of the analytes, and customized bioinformatics analysis.
  • We will use our expertise to help you interpret the results and provide you with actionable recommendations on how to utilize these results in your research or business.

If you have any questions about our medium chain fatty acids and long chain fatty acids analysis service, please contact us.


  1. Nagao K.; Yanagita T. Medium-chain fatty acids: functional lipids for the prevention and treatment of the metabolic syndrome. Pharmacological Research. 2010, 61(3): 208-212.
* Our services can only be used for research purposes and Not for clinical use.



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