Organic acids are metabolic intermediates produced in pathways of central energy production, detoxification, neurotransmitter breakdown. 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.
The Microbial Organic Acids Test (MOAT) is included in the Organic Acids Test (OAT) and indicates the metabolites produced by yeast and bacteria. Lower test values are related to yeast or bacterial dysbiosis. Higher test values can indicate a rare genetic condition.
The MOAT may be recommended to help identify specific abnormalities, to monitor certain microbial balances, or to assess treatment efficacy.
What is being measured
- Beneficial bateria
- Harmful bacteria
- Clostridia species
- Candida species
- Yeast and fungal metabolites
- General dysbiosis markers
This test reports 11 components (including Creatinine)
Urine – 10 ml of first morning urination before food or drink is preferred.
Before taking the test
Patient must avoid apples, grapes (including raisins), pears, cranberries and their juices 24 hours prior to specimen collection. Sample should be frozen if there is a delay before returning to the laboratory. Please refer to the information leaflet in sample collection kit.
All sample reports are for representational and educational purposes only. Biomarkers, references ranges, results, and all other data may differ from actual reports. All data included in no way represents an actual patient. Any comparisons of results to actual patients, is completely incidental.