If you only have the funds to get one test, this is the one you need to do. Our comprehensive organic acids test is one of my favorite tests as it reveals a great deal of information about what is going on in the body and is non-invasive for you to get it done.
This is a simple urine test that looks at complex health biomarkers and their different metabolic pathways. Basically, it gives an overview of your body’s systems and reveals nutritional deficiencies in your body. Many functional medicine practitioners consider this organic acids test one of the most valuable and important tests you could run for your money.
Conditions That Could Benefit From This Test
- Autoimmune disorders
- Acid reflux
- Bloating and/or gas
- Blood sugar dysregulation
- Chemical sensitivity
- Mood changes
- Joint pain
- Weight gain
It can reveal:
- Vitamin and mineral deficiencies
- Amino acid deficiencies
- Protein, fat and carbohydrate metabolism
- B vitamin deficiencies
- Neurotransmitter production and function
- Oxidative stress
- Detoxification ability
- ATP (energy) production
- Methylation status
- Bacterial overgrowth
- Healthy bacteria levels
- Nervous system function
- Mitochondria function
- Vascular system status
Why I Love This Test
As a health care practitioner, I have a wide variety of tests at my disposal. If I were limited to one test to give the most widespread and important information it would be this one. It makes me happy to be able to cover methylation, neurotransmitters, oxidation, gut health, etc. all from one simple urine test.
Most people don’t like needles and I don’t blame you. This test requires no needles and gives tons of important information in just a day.
Also, you don’t have to go to a doctors office or even a lab to draw or submit your results. You do this from the comfort of your home and mail it in once you have completed the test.
What Other Practitioners Say
“After identifying a low serotonin level on an Organic Acid Test (a hallmark functional medicine test), A severely depressed and suicidal man began taking 100mg of 5htp twice a day (5htp is the direct precursor to serotonin). After 2 days, he said his depression virtually disappeared and he was no longer suicidal. I love when I can identify a biochemical glitch and someone can have such a profound emotional turn around.”
–Dr. Josh Friedman of Integrative Psychotherapy of Omaha
“The Organic Acids Test has brought new meaning to my specialized practice in women’s health. This test has allowed me to investigate more deeply the chronic issues that contribute to female related conditions like PMS, uterine fibroids, endometriosis, chronic UTIs and vulvodynia. I have had a great deal of success in treating complicated PMS cases that didn’t respond to typical female hormone balancing therapies. Since utilizing the OAT, it has provided me with a variety of information to determine the underlying cause of female related issues. Some of the markers that I find valuable for women’s health issues are the bacterial and yeast metabolites, oxalates, B vitamins, vitamin C, and pyroglutamic acid. I have been so impressed by this test that I can’t help but want to spread the word about its uses for various women’s health conditions!”
10 mL of first morning urine before food or drink is suggested. Patient should avoid apples, grapes (including raisins), pears, cranberries and their juices 24 hours prior to specimen collection.