Note: This is a home collection test kit that will be mailed to you.
Fasting Required: No
Special Instructions: Ship to lab Monday-Thursday only. Ship your specimen within 48 hours of collection.
It is not necessary to discontinue nutritional supplements prior to this specimen collection. Abnormalities that may be found will reveal special needs that have not been met by recent dietary and supplemental intake.
Decrease fluid intake to avoid excessive dilution of the urine:
– For adults, restrict intake to three 8 oz. glasses or less for 24 hours
– Make sure that no more than 8 oz. of this is consumed after 8:00 PM the evening prior to urine collection
Do not collect urine during menstruation.
Vial contains preservative – Do Not Rinse
This test is appropriate for ages 2 years and above.
Results: 14-21 Business Days
Note: Result turnaround 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.
Organic acid testing is a way to measure whether your body is getting and using nutrients to drive optimal health. Also measured are markers that assess intestinal health, neurotransmitter activity, and detoxification demands. Organic acid testing does not diagnose disease; it helps to give insight into the causes of disease. Accumulation of specific organic acids in urine often signals a metabolic inhibition or block. This abnormality may be due to a nutrient deficiency, an inherited enzyme deficit, toxic build-up, or drug effect.