Why use Bloodspot testing ?
- Easy to implement in any practice
- Does not require venipuncture
- Cost-effective testing & therapy
- Easy enough for patients to use at home
- Simple and economical option for follow-up testing
Why use the Bloodspot Fatty Acids Profile*?
From a simple finger stick it measures key omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids and calculates key indicators to establish your optimal balance. Trans fatty acids the "bad" oils in processed foods are also measured.
- Improve patient compliance - Testing guides and supports your recommendations for higher doses of fatty acid supplements.
- Inflammatory balance - Improper fatty acid intake affects the balance of anti- and pro-inflammatory eicosanoids, increasing health risks.
- Increased free radical production - Consumption of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) without increasing antioxidant intake will cause increased production of free radicals.
0241 - Bloodspot Fatty Acid Profile*
Fatty Acids measured:
- ALA (Alpha-Linolenic Acid)
- EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid)
- DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid)
- LA (Linoleic Acid)
- GLA (Gamma Linolenic Acid)
- DGLA (Dihomogamma Linolenic Acid)
- AA (Arachidonic Acid)
- AA : EPA ratio - A measure of "silent" inflammation
- EPA + DHA % - An early CVD risk indicator
- LA : GLA Ratio - Delta6 desaturase inhibition by decreased Zn or decreased Mg, increased insulin, or dietary excess of saturated or trans fatty acids
- EPA : DGLA Ratio - Helps balance intake of Series-3 and Series-1 eicosanoid precursors
*Not available in New York