Organic Acid Test
What it is:
The Organic Acids Test (OAT) offers a comprehensive metabolic snapshot of a patient's overall health with over 70 markers. It provides an accurate evaluation of intestinal yeast and bacteria. Abnormally high levels of these microorganisms can cause or worsen behavior disorders, hyperactivity, movement disorders, fatigue and immune function. Many people with chronic illnesses and neurological disorders often excrete several abnormal organic acids in their urine. The Organic Acids Test also includes markers for vitamin and mineral levels, oxidative stress, neurotransmitter levels, and is the only OAT to include markers for oxalates, which are highly correlated with many chronic illnesses.
Why it is important:
If abnormalities are detected using the OAT, treatments can include supplements, such as vitamins and antioxidants, or dietary modification. Upon treatment, patients and practitioners have reported significant improvement such as decreased fatigue, regular bowel function, increased energy and alertness, increased concentration, improved verbal skills, less hyperactivity, and decreased abdominal pain. The OAT is strongly recommended as the initial screening test.
Lab Results Interpretation:
The Organic Acid Test lab report is written in highly scientific language that many people find difficult to read let alone understand. If you desire to have your results interpreted (which is highly recommended), the interpretation can be ordered separately by adding the product "Complete Lab Report" which is available in the store. My lab reports come in easy to understand language. They are very thorough and cover every aspect of the test.