Bloodspot Fatty Acids Profile


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.
  • 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
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Bloodspot Fatty Acids Profile


Why Test Fatty Acids?I

  • 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 ofpolyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) without increasing antioxidantintake will cause increased production of free radicals.
  • Immune suppression: Excessive consumption of omega-3 fatty acids can suppress immune function, leading to infections and poor wound healing
Test name(s) 0040 - Fatty Acids (plus ratios) Method GC/MS Please contact us for pricing





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