Collection Instructions


Collection Method


Kit Requirements

EDTA or Blood Spot (Fasting)

Turn Around Time

12-14 business days Turnaround times are estimates


Sample Report


Fatty acid imbalances can be a causative factor in a variety of chronic health conditions. The Essential Fatty Acids Profile assesses the critical balance between essential Omega-6 and Omega-3 fatty acids. The Fatty Acids Profile  can indicate the need for fatty acid supplementation and/or dietary modification.

You can’t manage what you don’t measure. Omega-3, omega-6 and trans fats all play a role in your health and are related to risk for heart disease. Tracking these numbers can help you optimize them for your health. The Omega-3 Index, Trans Fat Index, Omega-6/Omega-3 ratio and AA/EPA ratio all respond to what you eat. You can change your numbers simply by changing what your eat. Everyone responds differently to lifestyle changes so the only way to know how your blood levels respond is to test. We recommend testing and re-testing every 4 months to confirm you are getting the right mix of fats in your diet.


  • Omega-6 fatty acids
    • AA
    • DPA
    • DTA
    • EDA
    • GLA
    • LA
  • Omega-3 fatty acids
    • ALA
    • DHA)
    • DPA
    • EPA
  • Monounsaturated fats
  • Omega-3 Index
  • Omega-3:Omega-6
  • Omega-6:Omega-3
  • Saturated fats
  • Total Monounsaturated fats
  • Total Omega-3
  • Total Omega-6
  • Total Omega-9
  • Total Saturated fats
  • Total Trans fats
  • Trans fat Index

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
    • 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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