Organic Acid Testing (OATs)

GREAT PLAINS LABORATORY – ORGANIC ACIDS TEST

The Great Plains Organic Acids Test (OAT) provides insight into the body’s cellular metabolic processes. Organic acids are metabolic intermediates that are produced in pathways of central energy production, detoxification, neurotransmitter breakdown, or intestinal microbial activity. Marked accumulation of specific organic acids detected in urine often signals a metabolic inhibition or block. The metabolic block may be due to a nutrient deficiency, an inherited enzyme deficit, toxic build-up or drug effect. Several of the biomarkers are markers of intestinal bacterial or yeast overgrowth. 
MARKERS INCLUDED ON THIS TEST:
  • INTESTINAL MICROBIAL OVERGROWTH
  • OXALATE METABOLITES
  • GLYCOLYTIC CYCLE METABOLITES
  • MITOCHONDRIAL MARKERS – KREBS CYCLE METABOLITES
  • MITOCHONDRIAL MARKERS – AMINO ACID METABOLITES
  • NEUROTRANSMITTER METABOLISM MARKERS
  • PYRIMIDINE METABOLITES – FOLATE METABOLISM
  • KETONE AND FATTY ACID OXIDATION
  • NUTRITIONAL MARKERS
  • INDICATORS OF DETOXIFICATION
  • AMINO ACID METABOLITES
  • MINERAL METABOLISM
TEST DETAILS:
  • Test Type: Urine (first morning urine)
  • Shipping: Use the FedEx shipping bag enclosed in the test kit and drop the package off at a FedEx office or call FedEx for a free pick-up.
  • Cost: $309 plus $100 MD Fee
  • Additional Info:
    • Avoid apples, grapes (including raisins), pears, cranberries and their juices 24 hours prior to specimen collection.

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