The Organic Acids Test is my most used, but equally most under-rated test when it comes to looking at deep root cause level of why you may not be feeling well. Organic acids testing (OAT) is not well understood by most health practitioners because it’s not easy to interpret and extensive training is required to understand it and correlate it with health history and symptoms.
I’ve been fortunate enough to be trained by leading health practitioner Marek Doyle and Great Plains Laboratory on the OAT test interpretation and have been using this knowledge in my own practice for over three years, and with great results! Let me show you how this powerful assessment tool can help you optimise your body and mind.
An Organic Acids Test (OAT) is a cost-effective method of detecting mould, yeast and bacterial overgrowths in the body. Not only that but it also assesses many aspects of metabolism including energy production, B-vitamin status, neurotransmitters, detoxification, glutathione and other important markers. All of this is done via a single urine sample taken at home.
Excellent Test for Gut Issues
Although stool testing is a good way to assess digestive function, it doesn’t provide any data on how the rest of the body is functioning, and it can be expensive! The organic acids test can identify intestinal bacterial overgrowth, candida and mould which can all cause many unwanted symptoms.
If you have any additional questions on this lab test and how it performs against a stool test, or any other questions, please feel free to contact me. I’m always happy to try and help.
The Best Test to Assess Metabolism
At the same time, this test can provide information about oxalate levels, cellular energy production, dopamine and serotonin metabolism, B vitamin deficiencies, CoQ10 status, Vitamin C and antioxidant levels, liver function and glutathione metabolism.
A deficiency of just one vitamin can make the difference between feeling well and just 'alright'. For example, there is a large percentage of the population who have genetic variations that slow down the ability to absorb Folate (Vit B9). This can have disastrous consequences for overall health, as a lack of folate causes a slowdown of something called methylation which is required for neurotransmitter production, DNA synthesis and repair, nutrient production, homocysteine metabolism, phase II detoxification, oestrogen metabolism and healthy conception. The OAT test is not only able to identify low folate, but also methylation status.
Simple “At Home” Test
I can arrange this lab test to be sent anywhere in Europe, North America and with some delays the rest of the world. You can receive and complete the tests the same week. When you receive your Organic Acids Test kit, just follow the simple instructions: You put the freezer pack in your freezer the night before and collect your first morning urine in a small container. The sample is placed with the ice pack and mailed back to the lab in a prepaid envelope. The whole collection process takes less than 5 minutes and you’ll get your results within 3-4 weeks, and sometimes sooner.
Results Review Consultation
The organic acids test has 75 individual pieces of information, and it’s not an easy test to interpret. Once the test results have come back, a consultation in Manchester or a Zoom/Phone call can be arranged. We will review your results and I will create a customised plan for you.
You will receive your results in a 5 page PDF document as soon as I get them back from the lab.
Results typically take 2.5-4 weeks.
Your consultation will take place within a week of your results being returned.
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