Fasting Required: 10-12 hours fasting is preferred but not required

Specimen: Blood

Lab: Quest Diagnostics

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.

Includes: Omega-3 (EPA+ DHA) Index; Omega-6/Omega-3 Ratio; Arachidonic Acid/EPA Ratio; Arachidonic Acid; EPA; DHA

Description:This test is used to determine fatty acid-associated risk for cardiovascular events, screen for omega-3 fatty acid deficiency, and monitor omega-3 fatty acid intake. OmegaCheck® may be performed on individuals with hypercholesterolemia, hypertriglyceridemia, hypertension, and/or those high metabolic or cardiovascular risk.

Alternative Name(s):Omega -3 and -6 Fatty Acids