(Test Code 5011)
Red cell and whole blood (dried blood spot) analyses can provide the best reflection of tissue omega‐3 fatty acid status as there is considerably more day‐to‐day variation in the plasma tests than in the RBC (or whole blood)-based tests.
The Essential Fatty Acid profile includes omega‐3, omega‐6, monounsaturated, saturated and trans fatty acids. Also included are two fatty acid ratios – the omega‐6:omega‐3 and AA:EPA.
- Eye health
- Cardiovascular disease, hypertension, stroke
- Joint health
- Mental health
- Pre-natal and infant health
- Allergies, eczema, psoriasis
- Autoimmune disorders
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Omega 3 fatty acids – alpha-Linolenic (ALA)
Omega 6 fatty acids – Linoleic (LA)
Saturated Fats (Myristic, Palmitic, Stearic, Arachidic, Behenic, Lignoceric)
Monounsaturated Fats (Palmitoleic, Oleic, Eicosenoic, Nervonic)
Total Omega 3
Total Omega 6
Omega 3:Omega 6 Ratio