Collection Method


Kit Requirements

EDTA (Fasting)

Turn Around Time

5-7 business days Turnaround times are estimates


Patient Brochure


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.  An imbalance in the levels of omega 6 fatty acids in comparison to omega 3 is commonly found in the western population.

Because Arachidonic Acid (AA) and Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) are key essential fatty acids modulating inflammation, the AA:EPA ratio has become a measure of inflammation.  A high ratio indicates increased levels of inflammation and has been detected in insulin resistance, coronary artery disease and depression.


  • Arachidonic Acid (AA)
  • Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA)

Test Method

GCMS (Gas chromatography mass-spectrometry)

Common Conditions

  • Skin and Dermatological Health
    • Allergies, eczema, psoriasis
  • Autoimmune and Immune System
    • Autoimmune disorders
  • Cardiovascular Health
    • Cardiovascular disease, hypertension, stroke
  • Endocrine and Hormonal Health
    • Diabetes
  • Other Health Conditions
    • Eye health
    • Inflammation
    • Joint health
  • Mental and Emotional Health
    • Mental health
  • Reproductive Health
    • Pre-natal and infant health

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.

Find a Practitioner

How it works

Step 1

Order test

Your referring practitioner will place this order via their online portal.

Step 2

Collect Samples

A test kit will be dispatched to you and you can conveniently collect your sample in the comfort of your home.

Step 3

Return Samples

Return samples for analysis via the provided courier packaging.

Patient resources

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Practitioner resources

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