Essential & Metabolic Fatty Acids Analysis (EMFA)-Genova 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: Yes 10-12 Hours

Specimen: Blood

Results: 10-14 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.

Description: The Essential & Metabolic Fatty Acids Analysis (EMFA) assesses the critical balance between essential Omega-6/Omega-3 fatty acids, as well as additional key fatty acids important in metabolism and cellular function. Fatty acid imbalances can be a causative factor in a variety of chronic health conditions. The Essential and Metabolic Fatty Acids Analysis can indicate the need for fatty acid supplementation and/or dietary modification.

Fatty acids comprise some of the most essential nutrients in the human diet. They are critical for cell membrane structure and function as well as local “hormonal” signaling. Essential fatty acids (EFAs) are transformed into local hormonal mediators called eicosanoids. Eicosanoids regulate all stages of inflammation, including the start, spread and end stages. This process is vital to the ability of the body’s immune system to repair and protect itself. Fatty acids are also crucial components of neural membranes and receptors that ensure proper intracellular communication within the brain and nervous system.

Analytes Reported:
Arachidic
Arachidonic
Behenic
Dihomo-gamma-linolenic
Docosahexaenoic
Docosapentaenoic
Docosatetraenoic
Eicosadienoic
Eicosapentaenoic
Elaidic
Gamma-Linolenic
Gondoic
Lignoceric
Linoleic
Margaric
Nervonic
Oleic
Palmitic
Palmitoleic
Pentadecanoic
Stearic
Tricosanoic
Vaccenic
alpha-Linolenic