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Omega 3 and 6 (Essential Fatty Acids Check)

This test checks the ratio of omega 6 to omega 3 essential fatty acids in the blood.

As human diets have moved from that of hunter gatherer to the modern agricultural era, the amount of omega 6 fatty acids we consume has increased dramatically such that we now consume more than 10 times the amount of omega 6 as omega 3.

The resulting modern ratio of more than 10:1 is believed to be responsible for a number of inflammatory diseases such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes. An ideal ratio is about 2:1 and this is normally achievable by changes in diet and supplementation of omega 3 rich fish oils. This test checks the ratio of omega 3 and 6 and highlights any irregular levels.

Who is this blood test for

This test is ideal for anyone wanting to know their omega 6 to omega 3 ratio. Especially useful for people monitoring type 2 diabetes or cardiovascular disease.

Signs of a fatty acid imbalance can include inflammatory disorders, hyperactivity, depression and cardiovascular disease.

What's included

We will send you your Omega 3 and 6 (Essential Fatty Acids Check) finger-prick blood and sample collection kit which contains everything you need to take your blood and sample in the comfort of your own home. If you are unsure about completing a finger-prick blood sample collection you will have the opportunity to select a clinic-based venous blood sample collection or choose to go our London laboratory during the checkout process.

Your Omega 3 and 6 (Essential Fatty Acids Check) includes 1st class postage and packaging for you to send your blood and sample directly to our laboratory for analysis. If you live in an area where you cannot rely on the post or you simply want to ensure that your sample arrives at the laboratory the following day, you may wish to send your blood and sample guaranteed next day delivery for extra reassurance.

Your blood and sample will be analysed at one of our chosen laboratories. You can be assured of fast, accurate results from one of our accredited independent providers of clinical diagnostic tests.
Once you have placed your order you will receive login details to where you can manage your account, track your orders and view your Omega 3 and 6 (Essential Fatty Acids Check) results in your own personal dashboard.
Our medical team will comment on out-of-range blood and results and give you follow-up advice where necessary. If you need it, a PDF copy of your Omega 3 and 6 (Essential Fatty Acids Check) results can be downloaded for your doctor. Want a hard-copy report? You will be given the opportunity to order one during the checkout process.