Essential/Metabolic Fatty Acid Analysis

Essential/Metabolic Fatty Acid Analysis

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Essential/Metabolic Fatty Acid Analysis

Note: This is a test kit that will be mailed to you and requires a blood draw.

Fasting Required: Yes 10-12 Hours

Specimen: Blood

It is your responsibility to arrange the blood draw for your kit.

Special Instructions: Ship to lab Monday-Thursday only.

Results: 10 Business days
Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

Description:
This comprehensive profile allows practitioners to accurately assess dietary intake and metabolism of fatty acids in each patient. Precise, custom-tailored nutritional intervention is then made possible.

Fatty acids comprise some of the most essential nutrients in the human diet. They are critical for cell membrane structure and function as well as local “hormonal” signaling. Essential fatty acids (EFAs) are transformed into local hormonal mediators called eicosanoids. Eicosanoids regulate all stages of inflammation, including the start, spread and end stages. This process is vital to the ability of the body’s immune system to repair and protect itself. Fatty acids are also crucial components of neural membranes and receptors that ensure proper intracellular communication within the brain and nervous system.

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