- Quantitative measurement of adequacy of omega 3 fatty acids as anti-inflammatory cardiovascular protectants
- Measurement for cardiovascular risk
- Can be repeated in six months
This exam assesses risk for cardiovascular events by measuring the protective and anti-inflammatory effects of omega-3 fatty acids in your body.
A diet rich omega-3 fatty acids, including also ocean fish rich EPA, DHA, and plant based alpha-linolenic acid helps to reduce inflammation and thus lowers the risks for cardiovascular disease. On the other hand, omega-6 fatty acids such as AA and their metabolites are proinflammatory.
One anti-inflammation marker is the omega-3 index, which is the sum of EPA and DHA, expressed as a percentage of total phospholipid fatty acids. Another anti-inflammatory marker is the EPA/AA ratio. When both markers are higher, the risks for cardiovascular events are lower.
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Results are available within two to six weeks, depending on the type of tests. Your physician will review test results at time of consultation and provide you copies of the testing.