Sample Report for Omega-3 Index

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Omega-3 Index report includes 2 pages:

Omega-3 Index
EPA and DHA Content in Fish and Supplements

Omega-3 Index Page

At the top of this page is the contact information for the laboratory. Your patient information is located on the upper left-hand corner. Below this is your Omega-3 Index measured in zones Undesirable (under 4%) to Desirable (over 8%). A short discussion of omega-3 fatty acids follows, with recommendations for increased intakes that are customized to your Omega-3 Index report. Our Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment number is listed on each page.

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EPA and DHA Content in Fish and Supplements

Beginning with Atlantic Salmon and ending with Orange Roughy, this table lists the EPA+DHA content of a variety of fish. Also listed is the content of EPA and DHA found in common supplements. These values (per 3 oz serving) are based on USDA Nutrient Data Lab values and are for fish cooked with dry heat unless otherwise noted. Please consult a physician about any dietary changes.

24 Fatty Acid Profile report includes 5 pages:

24 Fatty Acid Profile
Omega-3 Index
EPA and DHA Content in Fish and Supplements
Trans Fat Index
Trans Fat Levels in Foods

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24 Fatty Acid Profile Page

Along with the Omega-3 Index, the full fatty acid profile is listed for 26 fatty acids by group – Omega-3 Fatty Acids, Omega-6 Fatty Acids, cis-Monounsaturated Fatty Acids, Saturated Fatty Acids, and Trans Fatty Acids. We also list the Omega-6:Omega-3 ratio and Arachidonic:EPA ratio. These are provided for reference only.

We do not list “normal” values for any fatty acid or ratio except for the Omega-3 Index on the report. This is not an oversight. We are acutely aware that, although there are “average” values for blood fatty acids in America, these are clearly not “optimal” levels. Average American levels of palmitic, stearic, oleic, trans oleic, linoleic, arachidonic, etc. are not necessarily “healthy” levels. At OmegaQuant, we don’t want our clients to aim for a target that is off-target.

As the research in this area matures, we will post “normal” values for reference only, and will recommend new “target” values when we believe that they have been adequately validated. It is our experience that most health care providers do not want us to report individual fatty acids as “high” or “low” because it generates many questions that not only do not need to be answered, but more importantly, cannot be answered based on current science. These values are for informational purposes only and are not meant to be used to diagnose or treat any medical condition.

 

Please note that the Omega-3 Index is calculated from whole blood EPA+DHA by a regression equation. The EPA + DHA values on the dried blood spot analysis will always differ somewhat from the RBC-based Omega-3 Index. Please see the Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.

 

Trans Fat Index Page

Please see the Trans Fat Index Sample Report page for information about this report.

Sources Page – Trans Fat Levels in Foods

Please see the Trans Fat Index Sample Report page for information about this report.

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.