Organic Acids

Testing

Organic Acids Test

Overview

Organic acids provide functional markers for the metabolic effects of micronutrient adequacy, toxic exposure, neuroendocrine activity, intestinal bacterial and fungal overgrowth. Organic acid testing indicates the need for nutrients, diet modification, detoxification, antioxidant protection or further testing.

In a healthy state, organic acids are excreted in the urine at low concentrations. Low range results may be associated with hypometabolic compensatory states. Compensatory responses include hormonal secretions and cytokine responses that can slow or reverse deviations from median or normal physiologic states.

The Krebs cycle is a process of conversion of fats, carbohydrates and protein to mitochondrial energy, ATP. Metabolic blocks in the Krebs cycle due to insufficient enzymes or cofactors will result in the elevation of organic acids that accumulate and spill into urine.

Organic Acids Test (OAT)

The Organic Acids Metabolomic Profile is a urine test that provides insight into 63 organic acids and a view into the body’s cellular metabolic processes. Identifying metabolic blocks that can be treated nutritionally allows individual tailoring of interventions that maximise patient responses and lead to improved patient outcomes.

This organic acids nutritional test is valuable for determining:

  • Functional vitamin and mineral status
  • Amino acid insufficiencies
  • Oxidative damage and antioxidant need
  • Phase I & Phase II detoxification capacity
  • Functional B-complex vitamin need
  • Neurotransmitter metabolites
  • Mitochondrial energy production
  • Methylation sufficiency
  • Lipoic acid and CoQ10 status
  • Markers for bacterial and yeast overgrowth
  • Oxalate markers
  • Nutritional markers
 
Cost for test including 15min consult: $350

TEST PROCESS

1. Make payment & fill out Testing Registration Form

Click on the ‘ORDER TEST’ button above and it will take you to the Naturopathic Testing Registration Form. Please fill out your details and make payment. 

2. Receive email from Nutripath

You will then receive an email from Nutripath with specific Test instructions.

3. Conduct Test

The test will be posted to you and is conducted from the convenience of your own home. Click here to read the OATs collection instructions.

4. Book Review

Once results are received, you will be contacted to book a 15min review via phone or zoom.