Essential and Metabolic Fatty Acids Analysis


  • Inflammatory condition or immune imbalance
  • Joint problems
  • Cognitive, mood or behavioural disorder
  • Skin condition, brittle nails or dry hair
  • Cardiovascular disease

Fatty acids are critical for forming the membranes that surround every cell in the body. They are imperative for the healthy functioning of the brain and nervous system and are fundamental precursors for immunity and inflammatory messengers. Two important fatty acid families: omega-3 and omega-6. A healthy ratio of the 2 should be 3:1 and this balance is imperative to the immunity and inflammation balance. Current dietary habits e.g widespread use of vegetable oils and long term supplementation of fish oils and flaxseed oil can cause imbalances in omega-6 and omega-3 respectively. Imbalances in the ratio of the fatty acids are associated with a number of health issues, such as:

  • Autoimmune conditions
  • Depression, anxiety and behavioural problems
  • Skin conditions, dry hair and brittle nails
  • Frequent infections
  • Skin conditions e.g. eczema
  • Arthritis and joint problems
  • Dementia
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Inflammatory conditions


This test provides a complete picture of fatty acid balance over the past three months.


10 days