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Essential Metabolic Fatty Acids - Bloodspot Add-On - Genova Test Kit

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The Essential Metabolic Fatty Acids - Bloodspot Add-On - Genova Test Kit evaluates essential fatty acids and their metabolites in the blood, helping identify nutritional imbalances and health risks, and guiding personalized interventions for better health.


Test Code:






Shipping samples Monday - Thursday only is recommended to avoid shipment delays. Overnight fasting is required before collection. Patients should refrain from taking any medications or supplements until after collection. Consult with your physician prior to stopping any medications. Make sure to read and follow all collection instructions.

Test Results:

7-14 business days once the lab receives the specimen. May take longer based on weather, holiday, or lab delays.

Notice: This test kit can only be added to the Metabolomix+ Nutritional Test FMV, Urine - Genova Test Kit (GD3200).

What is the purpose of this test?

The Essential Metabolic Fatty Acids - Bloodspot Add-On Test Kit plays a vital role in assessing an individual's fatty acid profile, providing valuable insights into their metabolic health. By analyzing a small blood spot sample, this test evaluates the levels of essential fatty acids, such as omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, which are critical components of cell membranes and play key roles in various physiological processes. Understanding the composition of fatty acids in the body can offer valuable information about lipid metabolism, inflammation, and overall cardiovascular health.

The test helps healthcare providers identify imbalances or deficiencies in essential fatty acids, which may indicate dietary inadequacies, metabolic disorders, or chronic health conditions. Clinicians can tailor dietary interventions, supplementation, or lifestyle modifications to address individual needs and optimize metabolic function by pinpointing specific fatty acid abnormalities. Moreover, monitoring changes in fatty acid levels over time can serve as a valuable tool in tracking the effectiveness of therapeutic interventions and guiding long-term management strategies for improving metabolic health and reducing the risk of associated complications.


The Essential Metabolic Fatty Acids - Bloodspot Add-On includes the following:

  • % Omega-3 | % Omega-6 | % Omega-9 | % Saturated Fats
  • AA/EPA Ratio | ALA | Arachidic Acid | Arachidonic Acid
  • Behenic Acid
  • DGLA | DHA | DPA | DTA
  • EPA | Eicosadienoic Acid | Elaidic Acid
  • GLA
  • LA | LA/DGLA Ratio | Lignoceric Acid
  • Margaric Acid
  • Nervonic Acid
  • Oleic Acid | Omega-3 Index | Omega-6/Omega-3 Ratio
  • Palmitic Acid | Palmitoleic Acid | Pentadecanoic Acid
  • Stearic Acid
  • Tricosanoic Acid
  • Vaccenic Acid


Benefits of the Essential Metabolic Fatty Acids - Bloodspot Add-On:

  1. Convenient assessment: The Essential Metabolic Fatty Acids - Bloodspot Add-On offers a simple and convenient method for assessing fatty acid levels using a small blood spot sample, making it accessible and easy to administer.
  2. Insights into metabolic health: The test analyzes fatty acid profiles and provides valuable insights into an individual's metabolic health, including lipid metabolism, inflammation, and cardiovascular risk factors.
  3. Identification of dietary inadequacies: Abnormalities in fatty acid levels can indicate dietary inadequacies, allowing healthcare providers to tailor dietary recommendations to address specific deficiencies and optimize nutritional intake.
  4. Detection of metabolic disorders: The test helps in identifying potential metabolic disorders or imbalances related to fatty acid metabolism, enabling early intervention and management to prevent or mitigate associated health risks.
  5. Guidance for personalized interventions: Based on the results, healthcare providers can recommend personalized interventions, such as dietary modifications, supplementation, or lifestyle changes, to improve metabolic health and overall well-being.
  6. Monitoring therapeutic effectiveness: The test facilitates ongoing monitoring of fatty acid levels, allowing healthcare providers to assess the effectiveness of therapeutic interventions over time and make adjustments as needed to achieve optimal metabolic health.

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