ABOUT THIS TEST

 

This test measures the individual fatty acid profile based on blood sample from your fingertip.

 

The test report includes key fatty acid levels and ratios such as:

  • Omega-3 Index: Indicates the percentage of marine omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA in relation to the total fatty acids. An Omega-3 Index above 8% is recommended. Read more about the Omega-3 Index here. 
  • Omega-6/3 Ratio: Indicates the ratio between omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids, which contribute decisively to the formation of inflammation in our body. A too high Omega-6/3 Ratio is related to an undesirably high level of inflammation in the body. Read more about the inflammatory effects of the Omega-6/3 Ratio here.
  • Industrial Trans Fat Level: Industrial trans fats do not naturally belong in our body and industrial trans fat harms the cells. The Industrial Trans Fat Level should be low and ideally below 0.50% of total fatty acids. 

 

Analytes examined:

Omega - 3 Fatty Acids

Alpha-linolenic acid (ALA, 18:3 ω3),

Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA, 20:5 ω3)

Docosapentaenoic acid (DPA, 22:5 ω3)

Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA, 22:6 ω3)

 

Omega- 6 Fatty Acids

Linoleic acid (LA, 18:2 ω6)

Gamma-Linoleic acid (GLA, 18:3 ω6)

Eicosadienoic acid (C20:2 ω6)

Dihomo-γ-Linoleic acid (DGLA, 20:3 ω6)

Arachidonic acid (AA, 20:4 ω6)

Docosatetraenoic acid (DTA, 22:4 ω6)

C22:5 ω6

 

Omega - 7 Fatty Acids

Palmitoleic acid (16:1 ω7)

Oleic acid (18:1 ω9)

Gondonic acid (20:1 ω9)

Nervonic acid (24:1 ω9)

 

Trans Fatty Acids

Trans-Palmitoleic acid (16:1 ω7t)

Elaidinic acid (trans oleic) (18:1 ω9t)

Trans-Linoleic acids (18:2 ω6tt/tc/ct)

 

Saturated Fatty Acids

Myristic acid (14:0)

Palmitic acid (16:0)

Stearic acid (18:0)

Arachidic acid (20:0)

Behenic acid (22:0)

Lignoceric acid (24:0)

 

 

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS

 

Dry blood spot obtained at home - NO phlebotomy required

Fatty Acid Analysis - Dry Blood Spot

£120.00Price
  • The investment you have made for this test includes reviewing your results via a phone/skype session of 30-minutes with health mentor, Jenny.

     

    Please allow 2-3 weeks for results. Jenny will email you when your results are ready and to ask you to book your phonecall or skype session HERE

     

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