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Organic Acids Test OAT – Comprehensive – BIO-GP-OAT

Organic Acids Test OAT – Comprehensive – BIO-GP-OAT

The Organic Acids Test (OAT) offers a comprehensive metabolic snapshot of overall health.  The OAT test covers intestinal yeast, fungal and bacterial levels, oxalate levels,  Neurotransmitter levels, detoxification markers, vitamin requirements and mineral metabolism. Importantly the OAT test also includes mitochondrial markers – associated with the Krebbs cycle and energy production (our ability to turn protein, fat and carbohydrate into energy).

Defects of mitochondrial metabolism are associated with a wide spectrum of illness and disease. This test can reveal metabolic distress that can arise from many causes, including:

  • Toxic exposure
  • Nutrient deficiency
  • Intestinal dysbiosis
  • Dysglycemia
  • Oxidative stress
  • Poor diet

The OAT  is particularly relevant for the chronically “unwell” patient who may be experiencing

  • Multiple chemical sensitivities
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fatigue
  • Malaise
  • Hypotonia (loss of muscle tone)
  • pH imbalances
  • Low exercise tolerance
  • Muscle/joint pain
  • Headache

What are organic acids

Organic acids are metabolic intermediates produced in the pathways of many metabolic functions. So if a chemical in the body has to get from A to B – there are usually many steps and the organic acids are produced during these steps.

The accumulation of specific organic acids in urine often signals a metabolic inhibition or block. This abnormality may be due to a nutrient deficiency, an inherited enzyme deficit, toxic build-up, or drug effect. An organic acids urine test helps reveal activity and changes at the metabolic level.

What is being measured

75 organic acids

Citramalic
5-Hydroxymethyl-2-furoic
3-Oxoglutaric
Furan-2,5-dicarboxylic
Furancarbonylglycine
Tartaric
Arabinose
Carboxycitric
Tricarballylic
2-Hydroxyphenylacetic
4-Hydroxyphenylacetic
4-Hydroxybenzoic
4-Hydroxyhippuric
Hippuric
3-Indoleacetic
Succinic
HPHPA (Clostridia marker)
4-Cresol (C. diffcile)
DHPPA (beneficial bacteria)
Glyceric • Glycolic
Oxalic
Lactic
Pyruvic
2-Hydroxybutyric
Fumaric
Malic
2-Oxoglutaric
Aconitic
Citric
Homovanillic Acid (HVA)
Vanillmandelic Acid (VMA)
HVA/VMA Ratio
5-Hydroxyindoleacetic (5-HIAA)
Quinolinic
Kynurenic
Quinolinic / 5-HIAA Ratio
Uracil • Thymine
3-Hydroxybutyric
Acetoacetic
4-Hydroxybutyric
Ethylmalonic
Methylsuccinic
Adipic
Suberic
Sebacic
Methylmalonic (Vitamin B12)
Pyridoxic (Vitamin B6)
Pantothenic (Vitamin B5)
Glutaric (Vitamin B2-Ribo avin)
Ascorbic (Vitamin C)
3-Hydroxy-3-methylglutaric (Vitamin Q10-CoQ10)
N-Acetylcysteine (Glutathione precursor and chelating agent) Methylcitric (Vitamin H-Biotin)
Pyroglutamic
Orotic
2-Hydroxyhippuric
2-Hydroxyisovaleric
2-Oxoisovaleric
3-Methyl-2-oxovaleric
2-Hydroxyisocaproic
2-Oxoisocaproic
2-Oxo-4-methiolbutyric
Mandelic
Phenyllactic
Phenylpyruvic
Homogentisic
4-Hydroxyphenyllactic
N-Acetylaspartic
Malonic
3-Methylglutaric
3-Hydroxyglutaric
3-Methylglutaconic
Phosphoric

Age range this test is suitable for 

Adults and children 2 years and above. Children must be potty trained as the sample must not have any trace of nappy fibres or stools.

Type of test

Urine

Before Taking this Test

Patients 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.

Women should not collect urine during their period

See instructions inside test kit for details

Turnaround time

3-4 weeks