What is the Organic Acids Test and Why is it Important?

The Organic Acids Test (OAT) offers a unique metabolic snapshot of what’s happening inside your cells. It analyzes important biological markers in a simple urine sample.

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By looking at your organic acid metabolites, the OAT reveals key insights about:

  • Bacterial overgrowth - Elevated levels can indicate SIBO or dysbiosis.
  • Yeast overgrowth - Measures fungal metabolites that reflect candida/yeast overgrowth.
  • Mitochondrial function - Analyzes oxidative stress and energy production.
  • Neurotransmitters - Assesses levels of serotonin, dopamine, GABA, glutamate.
  • Toxin exposure - Screens for mycotoxins, phthalates, toxic phenols.
  • Fatty acid metabolism - Looks at utilization of fats and oils.
  • Methylation - Key for detoxification and over 200 enzymatic processes.
  • Antioxidant status - Glutathione, Vitamin C, E, CoQ10 levels.
  • Vitamins - Gauges needs for vitamin B6, B12, folate, niacin.
  • Amino acids - Essential and non-essential amino levels.
  • Organ stress - Identifies oxidative stress to organs like the liver.
  • Inflammation - Markers like neopterin that indicate inflammatory response.

How OAT Testing Works

The OAT process is quick and convenient:

  • We provide a test kit with simple collection instructions.
  • You collect urine over a 24-hour period, then ship it back.
  • The lab analyzes your sample and reports results within 1-2 weeks.
  • We schedule a consult to interpret your results and create a personalized treatment plan.

The OAT provides a functional analysis of metabolic processes, giving insight into root causes of dysfunction and targeted nutrition support strategies.

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