The Organic Acids Test (OAT) provides a comprehensive metabolic “snapshot” of a person’s overall health.
Organic acids are metabolic intermediates that are produced in pathways of central energy production, detoxification, neurotransmitter breakdown, or intestinal microbial activity. The accumulation of specific organic acids detected in urine often signals a metabolic inhibition or block. This might be due to a nutrient deficiency, an inherited enzyme deficit, toxic build-up or even drug effect. Additionally, several of the biomarkers are markers of intestinal bacterial or yeast overgrowth.
Henceforth, this Organic Acids Test includes markers for vitamin and mineral levels, oxidative stress, neurotransmitter levels, and also includes markers for oxalates, which are highly correlated with many chronic illnesses. Please note that this is an at-home urine test.
This simple urine test will identify deficiency of essential nutrients such as vitamins and antioxidants as well as oxidative stress and detoxification ability. Altogether, over 76 markers are tested that relate to yeast, bacteria, water-soluble vitamins, oxalates, neurotransmitters, mitochondrial function, and other metabolic pathways which can have adverse effects on immune and neurological function.
“Abnormally” high levels of these microorganisms can trigger or drive behavioural issues, hyperactivity, movement disorders, fatigue, and immune function, pain, and much more.
If markers outside the norm are detected using the OAT, treatments can include supplements, such as vitamins and antioxidants, or dietary modification.
The OAT is strongly recommended as an initial health screening test and is useful for everyone. This said, Organic Acids testing is effective for people concerns such as:
Several diseases are associated with abnormal organic acid levels such as depression, anxiety, cardiovascular disease, neurocognitive decline, diabetes, cancer, anorexia, and much more.
Urine: 10 mL of first morning urine before food or drink is suggested.
You should avoid apples, grapes (including raisins), pears, cranberries, and their juices 48 hours prior to specimen collection.
Avoid arabinogalactan, echinacea, reishi mushrooms, and ribose supplements for 48 hours before collection.
Finally, please note that we offer a test interpretation of your results.