Omega Health Status Test Kits
Studies show that inadequate levels of the omega-3 fatty acids EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid), DPA (Docosapentaenoic Acid) and DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid) are a very strong indicator of enhanced risk for sudden cardiac death, all-cause mortality and cognitive deterioration with aging.
Your test results will show your OmegaScore®; a summed percentage of the long-chain omega-3 fatty acids EPA, DPA, and DHA as a percentage of the total fatty methyl esters as measured in your whole blood sample, so you can make adjustments to your diet or suppliment regimen if needed for your health.
Cost Per Test: $99.00
This Test Measures:
Your whole blood OmegaScore™ test measures the long chain omega-3 fatty acids EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid), DPA (docosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) from the sample provided as a percentage of the total fatty acids measured in your blood sample.
Testing Sample Required:
This test requires only a drop or two 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 Omega Health Status 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.
Omega Health Status 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.