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Boston Heart Diagnostics

Boston Heart Fatty Acid Balance™

$13.00 per test

The Boston Heart Fatty Acid Balance™ test measures the major fatty acids (FA) for the purposes of cardiovascular disease characterization and management.

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Description

Fatty acids are essential to heart health. Balancing fatty acids can improve cholesterol and triglyceride levels, improve immune system function as well as reduce inflammation and rate of heart disease.1,2 The Boston Heart Fatty Acid Balance™ test measures the major fatty acids (FA) for the purposes of cardiovascular disease characterization and management.

References:

Schaefer EJ. Lipoproteins, nutrition, and heart disease. Am J Clin Nutr. 2002;75(2):191-212.
Eckel RH, Jakicic JM, Ard JD, et al. 2013 AHA/ACC guideline on lifestyle management to reduce cardiovascular risk: a report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014;63 (25 Pt B):2960-2984.

Product Details
Measures all the major fatty acids in plasma and reports: Saturated Fatty Acid Index Trans Fatty Acid Index Monounsaturated Fatty Acid Index Unsaturated/Saturated Ratio Index Omega-3 Fatty Acid Index Omega-6 Fatty Acid Index EPA/AA Ratio Index Omega-3/Omega-6 Ratio Index Levels of all the major omega-3 fatty acids including EPA, DHA and ALA as well as the two major omega-6 fatty acids, AA and LA
Sample Details
Methodology Gas liquid column chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS) after lipid extraction Patient Preparation 9 hour fast prior to collection. Patient may drink water only. Fasting includes refraining from supplements, such as fish oil. Non-fasting samples will be rejected. Preferred Specimen 1.0 mL plasma collected in EDTA plasma separator tube (Pearl Top) Transport Temperature Refrigerated (ship on frozen cold packs) Stability Refrigerated: 7 days
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