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Essential and Metabolic Fatty Acids (EMFA) Bloodspot Profile-Genova Kit

Essential and Metabolic Fatty Acids (EMFA) Bloodspot Profile-Genova Kit

Regular price $349.00 USD
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Note: This is a home collection test kit that will be mailed to you.


Fasting Required:
Yes, 8 hours
Genova Diagnostics
Average processing time 10-14 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.

Special Instructions:
It is not necessary to discontinue nutritional supplements prior to this test. Abnormalities that may be found will reveal special needs that have not been met by recent dietary and supplemental intake
This non-invasive whole blood assessment evaluates the balance between omega-3, omega-9, omega-6, saturated, and monounsaturated fatty acids including trans fats. Important ratios are also calculated to give vital insight into cardiovascular risk. A dynamic pathway chart is included to show each step in fatty acid metabolism while outlining the vitamin and mineral cofactors necessary for optimizing the desaturase and elongase enzymes.
Analytes Reported:
AA (Arachidonic Acid) ALA (Alpha-Linolenic Acid) DGLA (Dihomogamma Linolenic Acid) DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid) EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid) GLA (Gamma Linolenic Acid) LA (Linoleic Acid) Total C:18 Trans-Isomers
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