The Prenatal DHA Test has been linked to:
Carrying to Term
Improved Infant Growth
Proper Infant Development
Improved Mood Postpartum
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Why the Prenatal DHA Test?
Omega-3 DHA is an important nutrient during pregnancy because it can help you carry your baby to full term and is an essential building block for your baby’s brain and eyes. Having your baby too early can cause major complications, like serious illness, but it also can cost on average $50,000 more than an uncomplicated birth in the US. All pregnant and lactating women are supposed to eat at least 300 mg of DHA per day through both diet and supplements, but research shows the vast majority do not meet this recommendation. DHA levels in blood go up and down mainly based on how much you eat, but your baby is also soaking up as much DHA as they can. Knowing your Prenatal DHA level can give you the information you need to make sure you get enough DHA for you and your baby.
How it Works
Simple finger poke. No blood draw needed. Collect your sample at home.
Research shows higher prenatal DHA blood levels are beneficial for mom and baby.
Mothers with the lowest levels of EPA+DHA in their blood during the first two trimesters of pregnancy were 10 times more likely to have early preterm birth compared to mothers with higher EPA+DHA blood levels.
Women with DHA blood levels below 5% in early pregnancy who took 600 mg DHA per day during the last half of pregnancy lowered their risk of early preterm birth compared to those women who did not receive any supplemental DHA.
A review of 70 studies concluded that women given DHA supplements during pregnancy had an 11% reduction in preterm risk and a 42% reduction in early preterm birth risk.
Your results. Supported by science.
Personalized: Personalized dietary 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: Percentile ranks show you how you compare to your peers.
Be smart when increasing your Prenatal DHA level
Fish during pregnancy has become a confusing topic. Eating fish during pregnancy and lactation is recommended as a great source of omega-3 DHA, protein, and selenium, but certain kinds of fish can also contain mercury and other industrial pollutants. Below we provide some guidance and resources for making the best possible decision for you and your baby.
The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends 2 servings of fish per week for the general public (see Table below), averaging out to 250 mg/day EPA+DHA. Other countries, such as Canada and Australia, recommend 400-500 mg/day EPA+DHA. The FDA has also ruled that intakes of up to 3,000 mg/day of EPA+DHA combined from foods is “Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS)” and may be consumed without concern of adverse effects by all adults.
DHA Supplement Recommendations
Prenatal DHA >5% – Continue to take a daily supplement with at least 200 mg of DHA per day.
Prenatal DHA 3-5% – Increase DHA supplemental intake to at least 600 – 800 mg of DHA per day.
Prenatal DHA <3% – Increase DHA supplemental intake to at least 800 – 1000 mg of DHA per day.