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Fatty Acid Profile/Bloodspot $220.00
Fatty Acid Profile by Genova Diagnistics uses a simple finger stick to measures key omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids and calculate key indicators to establish your optimal balance. Trans fatty acids the "bad" oils in processed foods are also measured.

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Why use Bloodspot testing ?

  • Easy to implement in any practice
  • Does not require venipuncture
  • Cost-effective testing & therapy
  • Easy enough for patients to use at home
  • Simple and economical option for follow-up testing

Why use the Bloodspot Fatty Acids Profile*?

From a simple finger stick it measures key omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids and calculates key indicators to establish your optimal balance. Trans fatty acids the "bad" oils in processed foods are also measured.

  • Improve patient compliance- Testing guides and supports your recommendations for higher doses of fatty acid supplements.
  • Inflammatory balance - Improper fatty acid intake affects the balance of anti- and pro-inflammatory eicosanoids, increasing health risks.
  • Statins
    - Among the top five drugs prescribed last year, statins have been shown to unfavorably alter this inflammatory balance.
  • Increased free radical production- Consumption of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) without increasing antioxidant intake will cause increased production of free radicals.

Test name(s)

0241 - Bloodspot Fatty Acid Profile*

Method

GC/MS

Fatty Acids measured:

Polyunsaturated Omega-3

  • ALA (Alpha-Linolenic Acid)
  • EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid)
  • DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid)

Polyunsaturated Omega-6

  • LA (Linoleic Acid)
  • GLA (Gamma Linolenic Acid)
  • DGLA (Dihomogamma Linolenic Acid)
  • AA (Arachidonic Acid)

Trans

  • Total C:18 Trans

Indicators calculated:

  • AA : EPA ratio - A measure of "silent" inflammation
  • EPA + DHA % - An early CVD risk indicator
  • LA : GLA Ratio - Delta6 desaturase inhibition by decreased Zn or decreased Mg, increased insulin, or dietary excess of saturated or trans fatty acids
  • EPA : DGLA Ratio - Helps balance intake of Series-3 and Series-1 eicosanoid precursors
*Not available in New York

All lab tests can be done through the mail in the privacy of your own home, except blood tests, we send you to a lab to have your blood drawn for these. After you pay for the test we mail you the kit, the results take two weeks, the test results will be mailed to us and we will call you to go over the results, its that easy! All tests include the consultation for the report of findings.

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