Omega 3 Index Blood Spot
No- This test is done at home and comes with prepaid shipping materials and everything you need to ensure proper delivery to the lab.
Web results are posted within 7-14 business days. Our office will notify you when test results have been reported.
Yes. The kit comes with easy to follow instructions
Yes. Dr Hagmeyer will review the test result with you. Each test comes with a 30-45 minute post-test review/explanation.
One we have placed the order for the test we are unable to issue a refund.
Hormone imbalances in men can contribute to:
Decreased muscle mass and strength
General fatigue/decreased energy
Increased risk for coronary artery disease or heart attack
Hair loss or thinning
Increased fat accumulation
Decreased bone density or osteoporosis
Compromised immune function
Irritability and depression
Order Your Personalized Omega 3 Index Blood Spot Test Profile which includes:
- Comprehensive Omega 3 Index Blood Spot Test.
- One on one consult with Dr. Hagmeyer to discuss Test Results
- Recommendations for a Treatment plan and cost of treatment if necessary.
Omega-3 Index Complete Test
Many studies have shown that people with higher (vs. lower) omega-3 index levels are at decreased risk for a variety of diseases. These include heart disease, stroke, dementia, and depression to name a few. These people even live longer than those with lower levels. Raising your omega-3 index and keeping it up should help reduce your risk these conditions. Omega-3 fatty acids are found primarily in fish, especially “oily” fish such as those near the top in the accompanying table.
The two most important omega-3 fatty acids are EPA and DHA. It should be noted that omega-3 fatty acids from flaxseed oil (alpha-linolenic acid, or ALA) will have little to no effect on your omega-3 index. Therefore, ALA is not an effective substitute for EPA and DHA. To make sure your Omega-3 Index remains in the target range you should re-check it every six months.
FATTY ACID BENEFITS (EPA, DHA, GLA)
Lowers LDL and increases HDL cholesterol; decreases blood clotting time
Anti-arrhythmic, anti-inflammatory effect that benefits heart tissue
Structural in brain and retinal tissue; improves learning and memory
Critical in fetal and infant development
Improves hyperactivity in children and depression in adults
Treatment for autoimmune disorders, kidney disease, PMS, RA, MS
Improves skin integrity
INCLUDED IN THE TEST REPORT
Full 24 Fatty Acid Profile
Trans Fat Index
Flax seed oil as source of ALA from which EPA and DHA are synthesized
Fish oil or cod liver oil as direct sources of EPA and DHA
Evening primrose oil, borage oil or black currant oil as source of GLA if insufficiently synthesized
Hemp oil as source of both ALA and GLA
Dried Blood Spot (DBS): One drop of blood on collection card. Please see kit instructions for all collection details.
OMEGA-3 INDEX COMPLETE
Alpha-Linolenic Eicosapentaenoic Docosapentaenoic Docosahexaenoic
OMEGA-6 FATTY ACIDS
Linoleic Gamma-Linolenic Eicosadienoic Dihomo-g-linolenic Arachidonic Docosatetraenoic Docosapentaenoic
MONOSATURATED FATTY ACIDS
Palmitoleic Oleic Eicosenoic Nervonic
SATURATED FATTY ACIDS
Myristic Palmitic Stearic Arachidic Behenic Lignoceric
TRANS FATTY ACIDS
Palmitelaidic Elaidic Linoelaidic Trans Fat Index