Risk of Preterm Birth Test Kit
Studies have demonstrated that the levels of omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA in an expectant mothers whole blood are a very strong indicator of the risk for early preterm birth. Proper levels have shown as much as a 90% reduced rate in preterm births compared to those with the lowest levels.
Your test results will show where your current levels are across a typical range of risk zones for preterm birth; so you can take action such as dietary changes or supplimentation if need be, or keep up your current regimen knowing your risk levels are low.
Cost Per Test: $99.00
This Test Measures:
Your OmegaScore™ risk of preterm birth test measures the long chain omega-3 fatty acids EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) from the sample provided as a percentage of the total fatty acids measured in your whole blood sample.
Click on the ‘Download a Sample Report’ image to the right to view/download a sample report to better understand what your results will look like.
Testing Sample Required:
This test requires only a small amount of blood for analysis, which can be easily collected with the disposable lancets included with your testing kit. Simply use the lancet on a clean finger, then touch the included sample collection card where indicated to transfer a small amount of blood.
Our Risk of Preterm Birth Tests are developed and processed by Lipid Analytical Laboratories, one of Canada’s leading researchers in lipid analysis, including Omega-3 fatty acids. Operating from the University of Guelph Research Park Centre since 1991, it continues to be at the forefront of Omega-3 research in Canada to this day.
Included With Your Kit:
This test kit includes the following items:
- A foil packet to put your completed test in.
- A packet of desiccant to prevent excess moisture.
- A spot "card" which you will add your samples in.
- Two disposable lancets.
- A bandage.
- An alcohol swab.
- A pre-paid return envelope.
This test is not supplied as or intended for use as a medical diagnosis. A physician or qualified health care professional is recommended for test interpretation and assistance (if necessary) to increase omega-3 levels.
Risk of Preterm Birth Test FAQ
Orders are processed the same or next day from Southern Ontario and should arrive between 2-5 business days via Canada Post depending on your location.
First, the corresponding laboratory has to receive your collected sample before they can process it. As mailing times can vary depending on your location, this may take between 2-5 days. Once received, your samples are processed the same or next day, and your results should be available online and sent via e-mail shortly thereafter.
After using the provided lancet, simply lightly press your now pierced finger on the sample pad on the included collection card. The blood should slightly wick through the collection material, and if it’s mostly covered your sample amount should be adequate.