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Essential and Metabolic Fatty Acids Analysis (EMFA), Blood - Genova Test Kit

Essential and Metabolic Fatty Acids Analysis evaluates levels of red blood cell membrane fatty acids.  Imbalances of fatty acids can significantly influence inflammatory disorders, cardiovascular disease, pregnancy, hyperactivity, depression, and many other conditions.  Note: This is a pre-paid shipping test kit that will be mailed and it requires a blood draw. Please Click Here to locate a lab for specimen collection. 
Sample Report

Test Code: GD3508

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Preparation: 8 hours fasting required. Ship to lab Monday-Thursday only. Please read all of the directions and the collection procedures prior to starting test. The day before testing eat only light meals.

Test Results: 10-12 days once the lab receives the specimen. May take longer based on weather, holiday or lab delays.


Why use the Essential & Metabolic Fatty Acids Analysis?

The Essential & Metabolic Fatty Acids Analysis (EMFA) assesses the critical balance between essential Omega-6/Omega-3 fatty acids, as well as additional key fatty acids important in metabolism and cellular function. Fatty acid imbalances can be a causative factor in a variety of chronic health conditions. The Essential and Metabolic Fatty Acids Analysis can indicate the need for fatty acid supplementation and/or dietary modification.

Effective for Patients Experiencing:

Essential and Metabolic Fatty Acids Analysis is useful for patient concerns including:

  • Chronic Pain/Inflammatory Conditions
  • Depression
  • Cardiovascular Risk
  • Weight Issues/Dietary Guidance

About the Essential & Metabolic Fatty Acids Analysis

The complete EMFA provides a red blood cell analysis of:

  • Omega 3 Fatty Acids
  • Omega 6 Fatty Acids
  • Omega 9 Fatty Acids
  • Saturated Fatty Acids
  • Monounsaturated Fats
  • Delta-6 Desaturase Activity
  • Cardiovascular Risk Ratios

The EMFA report provides:

  • Colorimetric reporting of results &ndash allows quick determination of potential areas of concern
  • Essential Fatty Acid Metabolism Infographic &ndash provides listings of cofactor nutrients associated with key enzymes involved in essential fatty acid metabolism

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