The Organic Acids Test provides information about the body’s biochemical balance by measuring metabolic byproducts in urine. The OAT measures 76 different metabolites and has markers for Krebs Cycle abnormalities, neurotransmitter levels, nutritional deficiencies, antioxidant deficiencies, bacteria and yeast and Clostridia overgrowth, fatty acid metabolism, oxalate levels, intestinal wall integrity, detoxification ability, and more.
The clinical usefulness of the Organic Acids Test
- Understand vitamin and hormone metabolism
- Determine capacity to generate energy
- Evaluate intestinal wall integrity
- Assess performance of the central nervous system
- Evaluate muscle function
- Reveal excessive levels of gastrointestinal yeast
- Reveal excessive levels of gastrointestinal bacteria
- Detect nutritional or antioxidant deficiencies
- Determine problems in fatty acid metabolism
- Identify oxalate imbalances
To complete the Organic Acids Test, you will need to:
- 10 ml of first-morning urine before food or drink.
- Please avoid apples, grapes (including raisins), pears, cranberries, and their juices 48 hours prior to collecting urine.
- Also avoid arabinogalactan, echinacea, reishi mushrooms, and ribose supplements for 48 hours before collection.