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Omega-3 and -6 Fatty Acids

Omega-3 and -6 Fatty Acids

Laboratory: Quest Diagnostics

The Omega 3/6 test is used to measure and provide ratios of fatty acids in your blood. The levels and ratios of fatty acids in your blood may help determine and prevent cardiovascular disease.

Omega 3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA) are typically found in foods such as fish, oil, nuts/seeds, as well as grains and beans. Omega 3 fatty acids can be beneficial to the body by lowering triglyceride and LDL levels, raising HDL cholesterol levels as well as reduce inflammation in your joints and assist with cognitive function. Omega 6 fatty are fats that are better than other fats, however they need to be consumed in moderation.

Omega 6 fatty acids may be found in nuts, seeds and vegetable oil. Increased levels of Omega 6 fatty acids may lead to an increase in cholesterol and cardiovascular disease.

This test will measure : Omega 3 ( EPA &DHA) index, Omega 6/Omega 3 ratio, EPA/Arachidonic acid ratio, Arachidonic acid, EPA and DHA.

1. Purchase Tests

Choose the test you want (be sure to pick the laboratory you want to use).

Pay by credit card or PayPal®.

You pay directly and we do not bill your insurance.

(Note: A $10 laboratory fee is added to your total when you purchase one or more blood tests.)

2. Visit a Lab

After purchasing your testing you will receive an email with your lab requisition.  Bring this form to the laboratory.

NOTE: Be sure to visit the appropriate laboratory! 

If you choose LabCorp only visit a Labcorp location. 
If you choose Quest Diagnostics only visit a Quest location!

Find Your Lab Location.

No appointment is needed, but making one can minimize your wait time. 

If you have selected the option to have an At Home Test Kit delivered to you, you will receive your test kit in the mail within 5 to 7 business days. (Not all tests are available as At Home Test Kits.)

3. Get Results

We’ll email you when your results are ready. Sign into your account to view and download your result reports.

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