Omega 3 Index Testing
The Omega-3 Index is a simple finger prick blood test that measures the amount of omega-3 fatty acids (EPA+DHA) in red blood cell membranes as a percent of total fatty acids. It is a long-term and stable marker of omega-3 status, and it reflects tissue levels of EPA+DHA. It is a validated test that has been cited in over 700 medical and scientific publications.
Testing can be done all from home! A testing kit will be shipped directly to your door and will include a pre paid return label to send your sample to the lab for analysis. Results will be emailed to you within 2 weeks and dietitian Melissa will discuss your results and how to optimize your levels through food and/or supplementation.
An Omega-3 Index between 8% and 12% is associated with the lowest risk for death from heart disease. A higher omega 3 index may also improve brain and eye health.