Fatty Acids Profile, Bloodspot – Genova Test Kit- Walk-In Lab, LLC


The Fatty Acids Profile, Bloodspot assesses the critical balance between essential Omega-6 and Omega-3 fatty acids. 

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Fatty acids are the core building blocks of cellular membranes making them critical for cell membrane structure and function as well as local signaling. Essential fatty acids (EFAs) cannot be synthesized by the human body and must be obtained in the diet or through supplementation. EFAs are transformed into local hormonal mediators called eicosanoids, a process vital in the ability of the body’s immune system to repair and protect itself and to regulate inflammation. The Fatty Acids Profile – Bloodspot is a convenient finger-stick test that can illuminate problems in essential fatty acid absorption and metabolism, which significantly impact cellular functions, intracellular communication, and neurological/brain development

The Fatty Acids Profile – Bloodspot reports fatty acid levels for:

  • Polyunsaturated Omega-3
    • Alpha Linolenic (ALA)
    • Eicosapentaenoic (EPA)
    • Docosahexaenoic (DHA)
    • Polyunsaturated Omega-6
      • Linoleic (LA)
      • Gamma Linolenic (GLA)
      • Dihomogamma Linolenic (DGLA)
      • Arachidonic (AA)
    • Trans – Total C:18 Trans Fats
    • Fatty-Acid Ratios
      • LA/GLA
      • AA/EPA
      • EPA/DGLA
      • Index of Omega-3 Fatty Acids

    When Should the Fatty Acids Profile – Bloodspot Be Considered?

    Essential fatty acid imbalances have been associated with a number of health disorders, including inflammatory disorders, cardiovascular issues, hormonal disorders, autoimmune disorders, arthridities, senile neurological degeneration, mental and behavioral disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), insulin resistance and obesity, and hair and skin related conditions.