Essential Fatty Acid Test (code 5011)

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 heart health. Tracking these numbers can help you optimise 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.

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

Please note this is a blood spot sample done at home, Sa that will be analysed in Nutripath Laboratory based in Australia, so may typically take 3-4 weeks for results turnaround to Dr Kathleen. A 1 hour first consultation is required for this test order. Please read preparation instructions carefully, and contact Nutrisearch, based in New Zealand, for any questions about taking the test: 0800 88 44 33.



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Essential Fatty Acid Test (code 5011)

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