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Essential Fatty Acids | Pathology

$199.00

This test assesses the critical balance between essential Omega-6 and Omega-3 fatty acids. These fats not only play an important role in health, but can indicate potential risk of heart disease. 

Description

DESCRIPTION

This test assesses the critical balance between essential Omega-6 and Omega-3 fatty acids. These fats not only play an important role in health, but can indicate potential risk of heart disease. 

Through a blood spot test, the Essential Fatty Acids Profile will note levels of Omega-6 and Omega-3 to highlight any imbalances. Omega-3 provides structure to cell walls and serves as an energy source to your heart, lungs, blood vessels and immune system. Omega-6 is similar, however is responsible for maintaining skin, hair, bone and metabolic and reproductive health. 

These two fats are sourced primarily through your diet, and therefore most imbalances can be corrected with lifestyle and/or dietary intervention.

TEST TYPE: Blood spot

TESTING FOR/TEST IF YOU EXPERIENCE:

  • Eye health
  • Diabetes
  • Joint health 
  • Mental health
  • Prenatal and infant health
  • Allergies, eczema and psoriasis
  • Autoimmune disorders

HOW IT WORKS

Step 1: Receive Pathology Forms
You will receive a package which will include all instructions, pathology form, details of sample collection locations.

Step 2: Pathology assessment
Once your samples are received by the lab they will be assessed. The turn around time for results is 7 – 10 business days but please be aware laboratory times may vary and you may experience a delay in results.

Step 3: Medical Team review results
Once your confidential results have been sent to the medical team for review, they will call you to discuss your results and appropriate treatment options moving forward.

Step 4: Results sent to the patient
Finally, a copy of your results will be sent through to you for your reference.

CONTACT US

If you are unsure if you need this assessment or would like to know more please contact us.

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