Organic Acids (Metabolic Analysis Profile) (OATS)-Genova Kit

Note: This is a home collection test kit that will be mailed to you.

Fasting Required: No

Lab: Genova Diagnostics

Specimen: Urine

Results: 14-21 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: Must be over the age of two (2) to order test.
Abnormal kidney function or use of diuretics may influence test results. This test should not be performed on individuals with kidney disorders. In addition, certain medicines may impact test results [e.g. cephalosporins(e.g. Cefoxitin), cimetidine(Tagamet), fibrates (e.g. Ciprofibrate) and trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole(Bactrim)].
4 Days before the test discontinue all of the following (unless instructed otherwise by your physician): Non-essential vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and herbal supplements taken regularly – including enhanced sports drinks, energy drinks, and vitamin waters.
2 days before the test: (unless instructed otherwise by your physician)Discontinue creatine, alpha-ketoglutarate, and malic acid supplements, as well as citrate, malate, or orotate forms of minerals.
24 hrs before the test: Avoid eating or drinking any products containing aspartame (Nutra-Sweet, Equal, Spoonful) and monosodium glutamate (MSG),
and avoid over-consuming any single food. Otherwise, eat your usual diet. Limit fluid intake to eight 8-ounce glasses of fluid over a 24 hour period.
Female patients should not collect urine during a menstrual period.

Description: The Metabolic Analysis Profile 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 drug effects. Organic acids testing can indicate the functional need for specific nutrients, diet modification, antioxidant protection, detoxification, or other therapies.

The results and recommendations from the Metabolic Analysis Profile can provide guidance for the development of personalized supplementation, identifying nutritional insufficiency that may be a contributing factor in complex chronic conditions.

The Metabolic Analysis Profile report allows for easy interpretation and clinically actionable results. It includes a Suggested Supplement Schedule that provides personalized recommendations based on test results. The Interpretation-At-A-Glance section of the report provides facts related to nutrient function, causes and complications of their deficiencies, and dietary sources.

Analytes Reported:
2-Hydroxyphenylacetic Acid
3-Hydroxyproprionic Acid
4-Hydroxyphenylpyruvic Acid
5-OH-Indoleacetic Acid
Adipic Acid
Benzoic/Hippuric Acids Ratio
Cis-Aconitic Acid
Citramalic Acid
Citric Acid
Dihydroxyphenylpropionic Acid
Formiminoglutamic Acid (FIGlu)
Fumaric Acid
Glutaric Acid
Homogentisic Acid
Homovanillic Acid
Indoleacetic Acid
Isocitric Acid
Kynurenic Acid
Lactic Acid
Malic Acid
Methylmalonic Acid
Orotic Acid
Phenylacetic Acid
Pyroglutamic Acid
Pyruvic Acid
Suberic Acid
Succinic Acid
Tartaric Acid
Vanilmandelic Acid
a-Keto-b-Methylvaleric Acid
a-Ketoadipic Acid
a-Ketoglutaric Acid
a-Ketoisocaproic Acid
a-Ketoisovaleric Acid
b-OH-Butyric Acid
b-OH-b-Methylglutaric Acid