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Organic acids testing or OAT for short should be considered if you have a long list of Chronic health complaints. This test provides insight into Mitochondrial dysfunction, oxidative stress, gut dysbiosis, nutritional deficiencies, neurotransmitter metabolism and more. Learn more about OAT test.

Price: $895

Time: Get your results 2-4 weeks after the test.

OAT Overview

OAT Testing is Especially Effective for Patients Experiencing:

  • Chronic health issues but all of the normal blood tests come back “Normal”
  • You are lacking energy
  • Mood Disorders
  • Fatigue
  • Digestive Complaints
  • Weight issues/Dietary Guidance

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About The OAT Test Metabolic Analysis Profile

The Organic Acid Test also known as the OAT test, specifically tests for organic acids – compounds in the urine that are produced during daily metabolism.

This profile assesses major metabolic areas that may be compromised by common lifestyle and dietary factors, such as nutrient deficiencies, toxicity, bacterial overgrowth, or medications.

Organic acids testing can indicate the functional need for specific nutrients, diet modification, antioxidant protection, detoxification, or other therapies.  

This is a nutritional test that provides insights into the body’s cellular metabolic processes. It identifies metabolic blocks that can be treated nutritionally, and allows individual tailoring of interventions that maximize patient responses and leads to improved patient outcomes. Using a single urine specimen this test is valuable for determining:

The OAT Profile report categorizes test results into major metabolic areas:

  • Metabolic Analysis Markers
  • Cellular Energy & Mitochondrial Metabolites
  • Neurotransmitter Metabolites
  • Vitamin Markers
  • Methylation sufficiency
  • Markers for digestion, and small intestinal bacterial and yeast overgrowth
  • Functional vitamin status, including B-vitamin need
  • Toxin & Detoxification Markers
  • Tyrosine Metabolism

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What Does the Organic Acids Test Tell Us

It only requires a urine sample so it is easy to do, and it’s easy for children to do too. The sample is taken in the privacy of your home and then express posted back to the lab for analysis.

 

1.Energy Production

It measures the function of the Citric Acid cycle, which is how your body makes energy! Each step of this process requires certain vitamins and nutrients and by identifying which aspects of the cycle are not working optimally we know what nutrients are needed. If you have fatigue issues this maybe the key to identifying why. This part of the test is assessing your mitochondrial function.

 

2. Methylation

Methylation is something that is becoming a big thing in health and wellness, many people are now taking advantage of 23andme to get their genes tested and find out how their genes affect their health. One important gene is MTHFR which affects folate metabolism, this test measures how well your cells are using folate and vitamin B12 which is another important component of methylation. Blood tests show how much folate and B12 is in the blood but your cells may not be able to use it so the Organic Acid test is more accurate at identifying deficiencies.

 

3.Oxidative Stress

Oxidative stress is one of the driving factors behind inflammation and we can measure glutathione recycling and the body’s ability to produce Co-enzyme Q10.

 

4.Fat Metabolism

The Organic Acid test measure fat metabolism, if you are having trouble losing weight this maybe an issue for you…. of if you have adopted a high fat diet but still feeling tired, this may mean that you are lacking key nutrients like carnitine to help turn fat into energy.

 

5.Carbohydrate Metabolism

Carbohydrate metabolism is another important aspect and this section of the test can be helpful if you are having energy issues, poor blood sugar control or your an athlete wanting to optimize performance.

 

6.Bacterial Infections and Candida

Bacterial Infections and Candida are also causes of inflammation and one of the driving forces behind digestive problems but also skin issues, fatigue, anxiety and many other health issues.

 

7.Neurotransmitters

The Organic Acid test measures the metabolites of the neurotransmitters dopamine, serotonin and adrenaline, this can help to identify the cause behind health issues like anxiety, depression and insomnia.

Why Measure Organic Acids ?

Levels of organic acids in the urine can indicate insufficient cofactor micronutrients for critical enzymes that are needed in metabolic pathways.

      • Dysfunctional or insufficient enzyme activity in metabolic pathways can produce an “enzymatic block,” causing the organic acids preceding the block to accumulate and spill into the urine.
      • The metabolic pathways may be compromised in more subtle ways by common lifestyle and dietary factors, such as nutrient deficiencies, toxicity, bacterial overgrowth, or drug effects, and may be associated with symptoms such as:
        • Mood Disorders
        • Fatigue
        • Digestive Complaints
        • Weight issues/Dietary Guidance
      • Based on known metabolic pathways and enzyme-cofactor requirements, organic acids testing with the Metabolic Analysis Profile evaluates:
        • Metabolic Analysis Markers
          • Malabsorption Markers
          • Bacterial Dysbiosis Markers
          • Yeast/Fungal Dysbiosis Markers
        • Cellular Energy & Mitochondrial Metabolites
          • Carbohydrate Metabolism
          • Energy Metabolism
          • Fatty Acid Metabolism
        • Neurotransmitter Metabolites
        • Vitamin Markers
        • Toxin & Detoxification Markers
        • Tyrosine Metabolism