Fatty Acids, Bloodspot-Genova Kit

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

Fasting Required: Yes, 8 hours

Specimen: Fingerstick

Results: 7-14 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.

Special Instructions: It is not necessary to discontinue nutritional supplements prior to this test. Abnormalities that may be found will reveal special needs that have not been met by recent dietary and supplemental intake.

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

Analytes Reported:
AA (Arachidonic Acid)
ALA (Alpha-Linolenic Acid)
DGLA (Dihomogamma Linolenic Acid)
DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid)
EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid)
GLA (Gamma Linolenic Acid)
LA (Linoleic Acid)
Total C:18 Trans-Isomers