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What is It?
The Organic Acids Test (OAT) is a comprehensive test that gives metabolic insight into a person’s overall health. Some of the markers on the organic acids test including vitamins and antioxidants, oxidative stress, energy production, detoxification, neurotransmitter levels, oxalates, and intestinal yeast and bacteria.
It is believed that people with chronic illnesses, neurological issues, and other health conditions often excrete abnormal acids in their urine.
What does it all look at?
The OAT looks at complex biomarkers from various metabolic pathways.
Abnormal concentrations of organic acids provide functional markers for the metabolic effects of micronutrient inadequacies, toxin exposure, neuroendocrine activity, enzyme deficiencies, and intestinal bacterial overgrowth.
The OAT gives an overview of several major systems in the body and analyzes nutrient deficiencies. Utilizing this test can reveal the need for dietary modifications, antioxidant and nutrient support, detoxification, oxalate reduction, and other therapies.
As you can see there is also a lot of sections that the Methylation Test also tests for, but the organic acid test tells you in the pathways is missing.
Next, we will look at who to review a test through Alex’s results.
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