186367357

Organic Acids- Citric Acid Cycle (Test Code 4013)

The organic acids test is a simple urine test that looks at biomarkers from various metabolic pathways. These biomarkers give an overview of several major systems in the body and an analysis of nutritional deficiencies in the body. The organic acid test is a nutritional test providing insights into the body’s cellular metabolic processes. Organic acids are metabolic intermediates that are produced in pathways of central energy production, detoxification, neurotransmitter breakdown, or intestinal microbial activity. Marked accumulation of specific organic acids detected in urine often signals a metabolic inhibition or block. The metabolic block may be due to a nutrient deficiency, an inherited enzyme deficit, toxic build-up or drug effect.

 

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The Citric Acid Cycle test is an extremely useful test since energy is essential to cellular function and we can get this energy by metabolising carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. The citric acid cycle is a critical component for macronutrient metabolism and energy conversion for all 3 of these nutrients. The complete metabolism for each of them must, at some point, go through the citric acid cycle.

Common Conditions:

• Allergies
• Fatigue
• Lethargy
• Cardiovascular disease
• Chemical sensitivities
• Blood sugar irregularities
• Malabsorption & maldigestion
• Mood disorders
• Muscle pain
• Obesity
• IBS

 

 

NOTICE TO PATIENTS

NutriPATH practices in the usual practitioner-referral system for pathology laboratories. Patients are highly recommended to seek the supervision and guidance of a qualified healthcare practitioner for the interpretation of any lab results and associated information. NutriPATH can offer assistance in locating a suitable practitioner.

 

Additional Information

Krebs/Citric Acid Cycle (Test Code: 4013)

Lactic acid, Pyruvic acid, Citric acid, cis-aconitic acid, Isocitric acid, α-ketoglutaric acid, Fumaric acid, Malic acid.

Environmental Pollutants (Test Code: 4014)

Metabolites of Benzene, Xylene, Toluene, Trimethylbenzene, Styrene, Phthalate exposure.

Ketone/Fatty Acid Metabolites (Test Code: 4015)

Adipic acid, Suberic acid, β-hydroxy-β-methyglutaric acid (HMG), β-hydroxybutyric acid.

Metabolic Profile (Test Code: 4016)

Organic acids for Intestinal dysbiosis (i.e. Test Code: 2013), Citric acid cycle metabolites (i.e. Test Code: 4013), Ketone/fatty acid metabolites (i.e. Test Code: 4015), Cofactor sufficiency markers, Neurotransmitter metabolites (HVA, VMA, 5HIAA).

Metabolic & Environmental Pollutants (Test Code: 4017)

Organic acids for Intestinal dysbiosis (i.e. Test Code: 2013), Citric acid cycle metabolites (i.e. Test Code: 4013), Ketone/fatty acid metabolites (i.e. Test Code: 4015), Cofactor sufficiency markers, Neurotransmitter metabolites (HVA, VMA, 5HIAA) AND Environmental Pollutants (i.e. Test Code: 4014)

Analytes

Lactic acid
Pyruvic acid
Citric acid
cis-aconitic acid
Isocitric acid
a-ketoglutaric acid
Fumaric acid
Malic acid