Many people with chronic illnesses and neurological disorders often excrete several abnormal organic acids in their urine. The Organic Acids Test (OAT) offers a comprehensive metabolic snapshot of a patient’s overall health with over 70 markers. The markers can indicate abnormalities in gut bacteria and yeasts, neurotransmitters, amino acids, vitamins, antioxidants, mitochondrial function and liver metabolites including oxalates.
A screening test for:
- Neurological disorders such as ADHD, autism, OCD, insomnia
- Fibromyalgia/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis
- Genetic or metabolic conditions
- Multiple Chemical Sensitivities
- Chronic Pain
- Immune deficiencies
- Mood disorders including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder
- Digestive problems
OAT provides an accurate evaluation of intestinal yeast and bacteria. Abnormally high levels of these microorganisms can cause or worsen behaviour disorders, hyperactivity, movement disorders, fatigue and immune dysfunction. The results are very comprehensive and the interpretation of these results can indicate possible causes of these conditions. Things such as oral antibiotic use, high sugar diets, immune deficiencies, acquired infections, as well as genetic factors can all give a very different profile of OAT results.
The Organic Acids Test also includes markers for vitamin and mineral levels, oxidative stress, neurotransmitter levels, and oxalates, which are highly correlated with many chronic illnesses. Again, based on the pattern of results, we can get a good idea of what is causing the presenting symptoms.
What if my test shows abnormal results?
If abnormalities are detected using the OAT, treatments can include supplements, such as vitamins and antioxidants, or nutrition plans. Upon completion of treatment, patients and practitioners have reported significant improvements including 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.
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Process and Fees:
We have the tests ready for you to take home. When you collect the sample, bring back to the clinic and we can ship it to the lab for you.
We want you to get the results you need, so you pay what we pay. The fee for the test includes taxes, exchange rates, shipping and handling and administration costs. For more information on coverage and fees, see our Fees page. Some extended health benefits will partially or fully cover testing including OAT.