“Before long, your personal Omega-3 Index just could be the new cholesterol—the number you want to brag about.” – Dr. Bernadine Healy, US News and World Report.
This was the goal in starting OmegaQuant, the premier lab for Omega-3 Index testing. Bill Harris, the President of OmegaQuant, and Clemens von Schacky, a cardiologist from Germany, came up with the idea of the Omega-3 Index based on research connecting higher omega-3 levels with lower risk of cardiovascular disease. In 2004 Harris and Von Schacky proposed that the Omega-3 Index met the criteria to be a new risk factor for cardiovascular disease in a paper that has since been cited in over 700 research papers. Over 200 published papers have used the Omega-3 Index methodology, furthering our knowledge of the role of omega-3s in heart health.
In 2009 Dr. Harris founded OmegaQuant Analytics, LLC, an independent, CLIA-certified lab that offers Omega-3 Index testing to researchers, clinicians and the public and sets the standard for fatty acid testing. OmegaQuant was the 2010 winner of the Giant Vision Award which recognizes the best new business in South Dakota. OmegaQuant performs fatty acid analysis in Sioux Falls, SD for commercial and academic researcher collaborators, and for consumers interested in monitoring their nutritional status in both blood and breast milk.
Our goal is to offer the highest quality fatty acid analytical services to researchers and to provide simple tests of nutritional status to consumers, with the ultimate purpose of advancing the science and use of omega-3 fatty acids to improve health.
Meet Our Team of Experts
Dr. William S. Harris
President and CEO
Dr. Harris is an internationally recognized expert on omega-3 fatty acids and how they can benefit patients with heart disease.
Dr. Brad Randall
Dr. Brad Randall is board certified in clinical, anatomic, and forensic pathology.
Dr. Kristina Harris Jackson
Kristina is Research Associate at OmegaQuant, focusing on collaborative research and the breast milk DHA test.