DUTCH OATs (Organic Acids)-Precision Analytical Inc. Kit

Note: This is a home collection test kit that will be mailed to you.

Fasting Required: No

Specimen: 5 easy-to-collect dried urine samples collected on filter paper devices

Lab: Precision Analytical

Results: 10-14 business days

Note: Result turnaround times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

Food Restrictions: Avoid the following foods as much as possible within 48 hours of testing: avocado, bananas, and fava beans. If you happen to consume some of these foods, please make a note of it on your requisitions form.

Supplement Restrictions: Some supplements may impact the HVA organic acid result. If you take any of the following, please consult your provider: Tyrosine, L-Dopa, D,L-Phenylalanine (DLPA), Mucuna and Quercetin.

Patient Instructions: Do not take oral DHEA 48 hours before, or any estrogen or pregnenolone 72 hours before, your first collection. Do not skip doses of birth control for this test unless instructed by your practitioner. Any other hormones taken at night (including oral progesterone) should be taken after the bedtime sample. Generally, hormone creams or gels can be taken as usual during the test. All hormones taken in the morning should not be taken until after sample #4. For patches, pellets and injections, collect midway between doses.

Description: Organic Acids are the primary metabolite of dopamine, norepinephrine and serotonin. Patients with an imbalance in these neurotransmitters may experience symptoms that are also common with an imbalance in hormones. Hormones (cortisol and estrogen are examples) also directly alter some of these metabolites, so their inclusion provides an even more comprehensive picture of your patients hormone health.

HVA (Homovanillate) and VMA (Vanilmandelate) are neurotransmitter metabolites that offer insights into symptoms such as mood disorders and fatigue, and will are combined with markers for Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6 and glutathione deficiency.

Methymalonate, Xanthurenate and Pyroglutamate are nutritional organic acids. These organic acids act as functional markers of nutrient deficiency. When the body has inadequate cellular levels of Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6 or Glutathione, levels of their corresponding organic acid build up and spill into the urine. In some cases, these markers are more effective than measuring the nutrient directly.

Analytes Reported:
Organic Acid Tests (6)
Melatonin (6-OHMS)