Complete Fatty Acid Profile
This simple Home2Lab test provides a complete overview of fatty acids in your blood, including PUFAâ€™s (Omega 6 and Omega 3), saturated and mono-unsaturated fatty acids. Based on your fatty acid profile and your body weight, the OMEGA HealthTest will provide key dietary indicators, which includes: The Body Mass Index (BMI) The Bioavailability of Omega-3 (EPA+DHA) The Omega-6 to Omega-3 ratio (n6/n3 ratio) represents the imbalance between the two fatty acid types The Palmitic acid (PA) index The AA to EPA ratio
Product Introduction :
The Fatty Acid Profile measures 13 major fatty acids found in red blood cells. These 13 fatty acids represent almost 98% of the total fatty acids in the human body.
The Complete Fatty Acid Profile measures the percentage of fatty acids from a convenient dried blood spot.
- The Omega-3 PUFA’s
- Alpha-Linolenic acid
- Eicosapentaenoic acid
- Docosapentaenoic acid
- Docosahexaenoic acid
- The Omega-6 PUFA’s
- Linoleic acid
- Gamma-linolenic acid
- Dihomo-gamma-linolenic acid
- Arachidonic acid
- The Saturated Fatty acids
- Myristic acid
- Palmitic acid
- Stearic acid
- The Mono-unsaturated fatty acids
- Palmitoleic acid
- Oleic acid
Fatty acids are the core building blocks of cellular membranes making them critical for cell membrane structure and function. Humans cannot synthesize essential fatty acids (EFAs) and therefore must be obtained in the diet or through external supplementation. EFAs are transformed into Eicosanoids, a process important to boost the body’s immune system.
It is well documented that circulating levels of certain essential fatty acids have strong associations with the risk of cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, asthma, and many other chronic inflammatory diseases.
This test report focuses on the individual fatty acid levels and balance between Omega-6 and Omega -3 fatty acids. Knowing these levels will help guide you in the best possible preventive health strategy, and will determine whether your current nutritional and supplement habits are working effectively.
- Empty the contents of the pack and place them on a desk. Read the instruction manual carefully. For any queries, contact customer care at 011-45500127.
- Fill out the information requested in the customer questionnaire form and keep it aside.
- Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water. Hold your arms down at your side for 20 seconds to increase blood flow to the fingers.
- Collect the sample. Clean your middle or ring finger thoroughly using the disinfectant wipe. Allow it to dry.
Twist off the lancet cover and place the lancet firmly on your clean finger.
Quickly press the white button in a forwarding direction (you will feel a faint sting)
Point your finger downwards, and allow the blood to collect on your finger until a drop forms. If needed, lightly squeeze your finger to form a drop. Before the blood naturally falls, lightly touch it to the center of the sample collection paper. Deposit minimum 2-3 drops on each spot.
- Let the DBS card to dry for 15-20 minutes. Once the spot is dry, fold the collection card flap so it covers the blood spot. Tear off the perforated side of the blood collection card and keep it safe. It contains the barcode for retrieving your test results from www.lipomic.com
- Immediately place the sample collection card in the protection sleeve. Put it in the aluminum pouch with the desiccant packet and seal the bag. Pack the aluminum pouch in the pre-addressed envelope along with the filled customer questionnaire. Mail the sample back to Lipomic Healthcare within 24 hours of collection.
- Discard the lancet and other supplies in the trash.
- Download your test report by using the unique barcode number printed on the card at www.lipomic.com within 3 days of receiving the sample.
- A big drop of blood is required to be taken on the sample collection card saturated on both sides. Insufficient blood may lead to rejection of sample.
- It is recommended that the sample be stored in the refrigerator until dispatch.