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Organic Acids Test, Urine

Test ID: GPLOA U
Orderable by Ontario ND

Test

Report Includes

Citramalic; 5-Hydroxymethyl-2-furoic; 3-Oxoglutaric; Furan-2,5-dicarboxylic; Furancarbonylglycine; Tartaric; Arabinose; Carboxycitric; Tricarballylic; Hippuric; 2-Hydroxyphenylacetic; 4-Hydroxybenzoic; 4-Hydroxyhippuric; DHPPA (Beneficial Bacteria); 4-Hydroxyphenylacetic (C. difficile, C. stricklandii, C. lituseburense + others); HPHPA (C. sporogenes, C. caloritolerans, C. botulinum + others); 4-Cresol (C. difficile); 3-Indoleacetic (C. stricklandii, C. lituseburense, C. subterminale + others); Glyceric; Glycolic; Oxalic; Lactic; Pyruvic; Succinic; Fumaric; Malic; 2-Oxoglutaric; Aconitic; Citric; 3-Methylglutaric; 3-Hydroxyglutaric; 3-Methylglutaconic; Homovanillic (HVA) (dopamine); Vanillylmandelic (VMA) (norepinephrine, epinephrine); HVA / VMA Ratio; 5-Hydroxyindoleacetic (5-HIAA) (serotonin); Quinolinic; Kynurenic; Quinolinic / 5-HIAA Ratio; Uracil; Thymine; 3-Hydroxybutyric; Acetoacetic; 4-Hydroxybutyric; Ethylmalonic; Methylsuccinic; Adipic; Suberic; Sebacic; Methylmalonic* (Vitamin B12); Pyridoxic (B6) (Vitamin B6); Pantothenic (B5) (Vitamin B5); Glutaric* (Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)); Ascorbic (Vitamin C); 3-Hydroxy-3-methylglutaric* (Vitamin Q10 (CoQ10)); N-Acetylcysteine (NAC) (Glutathione Precursor and Chelating Agent); Methylcitric* (Biotin (Vitamin H)); Pyroglutamic**; 2-Hydroxybutyric**; Orotic (Ammonia Excess); 2-Hydroxyhippuric (Aspartame, salicylates or GI bacteria); 2-Hydroxyisovaleric; 2-Oxoisovaleric; 3-Methyl-2-oxovaleric; 2-Hydroxyisocaproic; 2-Oxoisocaproic; 2-Oxo-4-methiolbutyric; Mandelic; Phenyllactic; Phenylpyruvic; Homogentisic; 4-Hydroxyphenyllactic; N-Acetylaspartic; Malonic; Phosphoric; Creatinine; *A high value for this marker may indicate a deficiency of this vitamin; **A high value for this marker may indicate a Glutathione deficiency

Specimens

Urine

Clinical Utility

The Organic Acids Test (OAT) offers a comprehensive metabolic snapshot with over 70 markers. It provides an evaluation of intestinal yeast and bacteria. Abnormally high levels of these microorganisms can cause or worsen behavior disorders, hyperactivity, movement disorders, fatigue and immune function. Many people with chronic illnesses and neurological disorders often excrete several abnormal organic acids in their urine. The cause of these high levels could include oral antibiotic use, high sugar diets, immune deficiencies, acquired infections, as well as genetic factors.
OAT also includes markers for vitamins and minerals, oxidative stress, neurotransmitter levels, and is the only OAT to include markers for oxalates, which are highly correlated with many chronic illnesses.
If abnormalities are detected using the OAT, treatments can include supplements, such as vitamins and antioxidants, or dietary modification. Upon treatment, patients and practitioners have reported significant improvement such as 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.

The Microbial Organic Acids Test (MOAT) is ideal for follow-up to the OAT and is recommended for a specific abnormality, to monitor certain microbial imbalances, or to assess treatment efficacy.

Source: https://www.greatplainslaboratory.com/organic-acids-test/;Accessed 25-Oct-2016

Test Location

Great Plains, KS, USA

Test Version

30-Sep-2019

Specimen

Specimens

Urine

Additional Information

This test kit is provided by ICL Client Care. To order a kit, or for more information on individually orderable allergens or availability of regional panels, please email info@iclabs.ca or call 416-422-3000 ext 300

For additional information refer to the Great Plains website Organic Acids Test (OAT)

Stability

Refrigerated 7 Days
Frozen 30 Days

Test Version

30-Sep-2019

Performance / Interpretation

Turnaround Time

22 Days

Sample Reports

Sample Report at external website.

Test Location

Great Plains, KS, USA

Test Version

30-Sep-2019

Interface / Setup

Sample Reports

Sample Report at external website.

Test Version

30-Sep-2019