Fatty Acids; Erythrocytes-Doctor's Data Kit

Note: This is a test kit that will be mailed to you. It requires a blood draw. It is your responsibility to arrange the blood draw for your kit and payment of your specimen collection.



Fasting Required: No

Specimen: Blood

Results: 7-10 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: Ship to lab Monday-Thursday only.
Schedule the draw so that you are able to ship the specimen the same day as it is collected. Clotted or frozen tubes are not acceptable and will require a redraw

Description: The typical Western diet contains too many carbohydrates and saturated fats, and is often imbalanced with respect to essential and nonessential fatty acid intake. Erythrocyte fatty acid analysis is used to assess levels of and balance among the essential and non-essential fatty acids required for optimal health and wellness. Essential fatty acids regulate cell membrane integrity, blood pressure and coagulation, lipid levels, immune response, tumor growth and inhibition, and the inflammatory response to injury and infection. Erythrocyte Fatty Acid analysis aids in developing the most efficacious dietary and supplemental treatment program to restore appropriate ratios among fatty acids.