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Omega 3 Index (Red Cell) – Blood Spot (Test Code 5029)

Collection Method

Blood Spot

Turn Around Time

5-7 business days

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Omega‐3 fatty acids are essential to the human body and have benefits for our heart, brain, eyes and joints. By reducing inflammation, blood clots and improving membrane function, omega‐3 fats are associated with a lower risk of heart complications – including heart disease, plaque build‐up and heart attacks – both in persons with a history of heart disease and in healthy individuals. Omega‐3 fats are important for optimal brain development in babies and mental function, particularly later in life.

You can’t manage what you don’t measure. Omega-3, omega-6 and trans fats all play a role in your health and are related to risk for heart disease. Tracking these numbers can help you optimize them for your health. The Omega-3 Index, Trans Fat Index, Omega-6/Omega-3 ratio and AA/EPA ratio all respond to what you eat. You can change your numbers simply by changing what your eat. Everyone responds differently to lifestyle changes so the only way to know how your blood levels respond is to test. We recommend testing and re-testing every 4 months to confirm you are getting the right mix of fats in your diet.

Common Conditions:

  • Eye health
  • Heart health
  • Joint diseases
  • Mental health
  • Pre-natal / Infant health

Test Method

Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectroscopy

Analytes

Total sat. fats, Total monosaturated fats, Total omega 3, 6 & 9, EPA, DHA

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