Prenatal DHA

Test

$49.95

Test

$49.95

The Prenatal DHA Test measures the amount of DHA in the blood. Studies show 5% is the level women should shoot for during pregnancy.

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Do You Know Your Prenatal DHA Level?
Once you know your Prenatal DHA level, you can personalize your diet to safely change your level in as little as two to three months. The goal is to reach a Prenatal DHA level of 5% or higher.

Eating fish, taking an omega-3 supplement, or a little bit of both can get you to 5%. You can eat two servings of low-mercury, high-DHA fish per week, like salmon, anchovies, herring and mackerel. If you can’t stomach those kinds of fish, an omega-3 or DHA prenatal supplement or a general fish oil supplement can raise your blood level. Make sure the supplement has at least 200 mg of DHA per serving, but it’s good to aim for getting both EPA and DHA if possible. Many people end up taking a supplement and adding a little fish to their diet as tolerated.

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Prenatal DHA levels are related to:
Full term pregnancy
Baby’s growth and development
Postpartum health
Why the Prenatal DHA Test?
DHA (or docosahexaenoic acid) is an omega-3 fatty acid found in fish, fish oil, and prenatal supplements that is an important nutrient for a healthy pregnancy. The Prenatal DHA Test, which is a measure of DHA in blood, lets you know if you are getting enough of this key nutrient for both you and your baby.

For you, DHA is important because studies have shown that women with higher DHA blood levels are less likely to have early preterm birth. For your baby, DHA is important for brain, eye and immune system development.

42%

Early preterm birth happens before 34 weeks gestation.
DHA can significantly reduce the risk of early preterm birth by 42%.

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$50K

In the United States, an uncomplicated birth costs $4300, while a premature birth costs on average up to $50K or more.

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10X

Research shows that women who have low blood DHA levels are at 10-fold increased risk of early preterm birth.

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>5%

A scientific article showed that pregnant women should strive for a DHA level of 5% or above to reduce their preterm birth risk.

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~60 mg

The recommended amount of DHA for pregnant women is 200 mg daily but most only get ~60mg from their diet & only 10% use a supplement.

Optimize Your Prenatal DHA Level in 3 Easy Steps

1 Measure
Measure
You won’t know if your DHA levels are optimal just because you eat fish or take supplements — it must be measured.
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2 Modify
Modify
Once you know your levels, they can be optimized with simple dietary change.
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Monitor
3 Monitor
Re-testing your DHA levels every will ensure that your levels stay optimal.
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Calculate Your Prenatal DHA Requirements

How much DHA do I need to reach a desirable blood level?

Prenatal DHA

Amount of DHA needed to reach your target blood level (including current intake):

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This recommendation is meant to be a guide for how much DHA you may need in your diet to reach your Prenatal DHA target, based on unpublished research. Up to 3,000 mg per day of EPA and DHA is considered safe and is set as the upper limit in the calculator. We recommend you test at the end of your first trimester and beginning of your third trimester of pregnancy to see if your diet changes are working for you. Please consult your healthcare provider before making any major changes to your diet. Learn more...

Studies to show the Importance of Prenatal DHA levels
How It Works
Order: Choose the test service you would like. The sample collection kit typically arrives in 3 to 5 days.
Collect Sample: Follow the simple kit instructions to collect your sample from the comfort of home. Once you collect your sample, mail it back to our lab with the pre-paid envelope.
Get Results: In 2-4 weeks you will receive an email letting you know your personalized results are ready.
How It Works
Order: Choose the test service you would like. The sample collection kit typically arrives in 3 to 5 days.
Collect Sample: Follow the simple kit instructions to collect your sample from the comfort of home. Once you collect your sample, mail it back to our lab with the pre-paid envelope.
Get Results: In 2-4 weeks you will receive an email letting you know your personalized results are ready.
Your results.
Supported by science.
  • Actionable:
    Fatty acid levels start changing as soon as you change your diet and lifestyle and stabilize in 3-4 months.
  • Personalized:
    Personalized recommendations based off your test results.
  • Certified:
    All samples are processed in a central CLIA-certified laboratory.
  • Validated:
    The same validated and standardized sample processing methodology used in over 200 research studies.
  • Compare:
    Reference ranges show you how you compare to your peers.
What Does Your DHA Level Mean?
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These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This test is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, prevent or mitigate any disease. This site does not offer medical advice, and nothing contained herein is intended to establish a doctor/patient relationship. OmegaQuant, LLC is regulated under the Clinical Laboratory improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA) and is qualified to perform high complexity clinical testing. The performance characteristics of this test were determined by OmegaQuant, LLC. It has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.