An Exciting Tool To Validate And Tailor Your Omega-3 Prescriptions! This test needs to be done within the clinic.
- A simple, easy-to-use, validated test that measures red blood cell (RBC) omega-3 essential fatty acid (EPA and DHA) status to personalise supplemental and diet prescriptions.
- A correlation has been found between an individual’s omega-3 index and their risk of certain conditions including cardiovascular health issues.
- Can be used to improve patient compliance and validate Practitioner prescriptions through measuring the impact of supplemental fish oil, such as MetaPure EPA/DHA.
The Omega-3 Index Test is a simple on-the-spot finger-prick test that measures the percentage of EPA and DHA in red blood cell (RBC) fatty acids. The test itself specifically measures: omega-3 index (total combined EPA and DHA); Omega-6:Omega-3 ratio; EPA:Arachidonic acid ratio; total trans fats; 24 fatty acids (FAs) (Omega-3 FAs; Omega-6 FAs; Monounsaturated FAs; Saturated FAs; Trans FAs).
It is understood that 4 out of 5 patients are not getting enough omega-3 intake, therefore, assessing omega-3 status validates the need for supplementation, as well as identifying those at risk of certain health issues. Monitoring status helps those patients requiring motivation to engage in Natural Medicine interventions and ensures patients return for follow up consultation support.
Each kit contains 1 x sample collection card, lancet, bandage, gauze pad, alcohol wipe, return envelope. Results take 2-3 weeks.