RBC fatty acid testing
- 09-25-2008, 06:57 PM
RBC fatty acid testing
Is RBC fatty acid test a good test for someone to do who is looking to improve their health?
What is the test actually about? Anyone done it before? is it worth it?
Anyone know a good place where i can get this test done?
Is it done the same way as a SpectraCell test? because im also getting the Spectra Cell test done and that is done by having a kit sent to your house and then you get the blood taken and send it to the lab.
I wish to improve my nutrition and correct any vitamin deficiencies. Any information is greatly appreciated.
- 09-25-2008, 08:13 PM
Yep, this is the one I did:
Essential & Metabolic Fatty Acids Analysis (EMFA) - Diagnostic Laboratory Testing for Wellness & Preventive Medicine - Genova Diagnostics
Just like spectra, they send a kit that you take to your own lab.
Surprisingly my omega 3's weren't as low as I expected.
09-25-2008, 08:31 PM
How did you get the kit from Genova Diagnostics? Dont they need a script from your doc to give that out?
09-25-2008, 09:23 PM
10-02-2008, 04:29 PM
10-02-2008, 04:42 PM
Talk to his office manager, often nice lady.
Get all the info first.
Walk her thru the process first, then all doc have to do is to say yes.
All info is available from their site.
Most of the communication and ordering is thru computer.
She is going to get account name and password.
If you live conveniently, ask her to direct shipment of kits to your residence.
Most of the tests are real simple and easy on your doctor.
When you get curious ablut NutrEval test,
do not ask for it for a while, let your doc get familiar with the process first.
Besides, NutrEval requires doc to buy special equipment, he may not be willing when this is on begining of his interface with Genova.
10-02-2008, 04:57 PM
10-02-2008, 05:06 PM
I got a list of docs that already do this kind of test but they charge like 300-350 for the first visit. It would be good if the doc im dealing with could make the account, he only charges me like 60$ which isnt bad at all.
LeanGuy - you ordered it from http://www.integrativepsychiatry.net/contact.html
right? i sent them an email never got a response =/...i just sent another one today. If i can get the kit from that site then i can just go to my doc and get the blood work done and ship the kit myself. and then the doc wouldnt need an account with Genova Diagnostics right?
10-02-2008, 06:18 PM
10-02-2008, 07:10 PM
10-03-2008, 09:29 AM
I am not a medical Dr, please keep in mind that this answer is for information purposes only, and is not intended to diagnose, treat or replace sound medical advice from your physician or health care provider.
10-03-2008, 10:39 AM
Thanks everyone. Lots of smart & helpful people on the boards. =)
that link LeanGuy gave me works great. They replied and told me they can do the test, i just have to call them up and its $300.
I also talked to my doc and he said he will try to make an account with genova.
My question is...would it be cheaper if my doc ordered the test for me from genova?
the other company is basically a middle man right?
if my doc cant make the account i will just order from that site.
The Matrix - you give some really good advice on health. I enjoy reading your posts.
10-03-2008, 12:56 PM
Some other good testing sites...
Highest Quality Vitamins And Supplements - Life Extension (especially during their blood test sales)
Online blood testing lab tests, STD testing blood tests lab test by Private MD (good selection of labcorp blood tests, more than LEF)
Again, they all have New York restrictions... I'll never move to NY because of it... residents should protest that law.
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