Omega-3 Index Test
Clinical Benefits: Omega-3 Index Test
The Omega-3 Index Test is an 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
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 cardiovascular health issues.3,4
Ingredients: Omega-3 Index Test
Each kit contains 1 x sample collection card, lancet, bandage, gauze pad, alcohol wipe, return envelope
Directions: Omega-3 Index Test
Order HealthMasters Omega-3 Index Test kit from www.healthmasters.com.au
When you receive the kit, follow the step-by-step instructions to collect a sample.
Avoid taking any omega-3 supplementation 12 hours before collecting the sample.
Mail sample: Insert your sample and collection card in the pre-paid return envelope and drop it in the mail.
Make sure that the sample is mailed on the same day as performing the test.
Get results: Within 1 to 2 weeks, we will receive your personalised results. We will contact you to arrange an appointment via skype, telephone or in our clinic.
Treatment planning: The test results and patient consultation history are used for appropriate practitioner recommendations.
Repeat the test within twelve weeks or less.
Warnings: Omega-3 Index Test
Persons with bleeding disorders or taking blood thinners should consult their physicians prior to using this kit.
Do not reuse the kit.
Fatty acid testing is intended for nutritional status assessment and not to diagnose, cure, treat or mitigate any diseases.
Storage: Omega-3 Index Test
Store between 15°C to 30°C