AA:EPA Ratio Blood Spot Test




Omega‐3 fatty acids are essential to the human body and have benefits for our heart, brain, eyes, and joints. By reducing inflammation, and blood clots, and improving membrane function, omega‐3 fats are associated with a lower risk of heart complications – including heart disease, plaque build‐up, and heart attacks – both in persons with a history of heart disease and in healthy individuals. Omega‐3 fats are important for optimal brain development in babies and mental function, particularly later in life.  An imbalance in the levels of omega 6 fatty acids in comparison to omega 3 is commonly found in the western population.

Because Arachidonic Acid (AA) and Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) are key essential fatty acids modulating inflammation, the AA:EPA ratio has become a measure of inflammation.  A high ratio indicates increased levels of inflammation and has been detected in insulin resistance, coronary artery disease, and depression.

Common Conditions:

  • Eye health
  • Inflammation
  • Cardiovascular disease, hypertension, stroke
  • Diabetes
  • Joint health
  • Mental health
  • Pre-natal and infant health
  • Allergies, eczema, psoriasis
  • Autoimmune disorders

About The Test

After you purchase the  Test, you will receive a simple blood spot test kit in the mail.  The test kit comes with:

  • A blood spot home test kit
  • Full instructions and Laboratory request form
  • Complete instructions & tools for taking the test
  • Pre-paid express post envelope to return the test to the laboratory.

Test results are sent to one of our professional health practitioners within 5-7 business days for evaluation.  Our practitioners contact you with the results and recommendations on any findings via email, mail or phone.

Test for:

  • AA (arachidonic acid)
  • EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid)