136268677

Essential Fatty Acids (Red Cell) – Blood EDTA (Test Code 5011)

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.

Analytes:

Omega 3 fatty acids – alpha-Linolenic (ALA), Eicosapentaenoic (EPA), Docosapentaenoic (DPA), Docosahexaenoic (DHA); Omega 6 fatty acids – Linoleic (LA), gamma-Linoleic (GLA), Eicosadienoic (EDA), Arachidonic (AA), Dihomo-gamma-linolenic (DGLA), Docosatetraenoic (DTA), Docosapentaenoic (DPA); Saturated Fats (Myristic, Palmitic, Stearic, Arachidic, Behenic, Lignoceric); Monounsaturated Fats (Palmitoleic, Oleic, Eicosenoic, Nervonic); Total Saturated, Total Monounsaturated, Total Omega 3, Total Omega 6, Omega 3:Omega 6 Ratio, AA:EPA ratio

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Patient Brochure

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.

Common Conditions:

  • Eye health
  • Cardiovascular disease, hypertension, stroke
  • Diabetes
  • Joint health
  • Mental health
  • Pre-natal and infant health
  • Allergies, eczema, psoriasis
  • Autoimmune disorders

 

 

NOTICE TO PATIENTS

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Analytes

Omega 3 fatty acids - alpha-Linolenic (ALA)
Eicosapentaenoic (EPA)
Docosapentaenoic (DPA)
Docosahexaenoic (DHA)
Omega 6 fatty acids – Linoleic (LA)
gamma-Linoleic (GLA)
Eicosadienoic (EDA)
Arachidonic (AA)
Dihomo-gamma-linolenic (DGLA)
Docosatetraenoic (DTA)
Docosapentaenoic (DPA)
Saturated Fats (Myristic, Palmitic, Stearic, Arachidic, Behenic, Lignoceric)
Monounsaturated Fats (Palmitoleic, Oleic, Eicosenoic, Nervonic)
Total Saturated
Total Monounsaturated
Total Omega 3
Total Omega 6
Omega 3:Omega 6 Ratio
AA:EPA ratio