Fatty Acids Profile (Bloodspot)
Why Test Fatty Acids? Improper fatty acid intake affects the balance of anti- and pro-inflammatory eicosanoids, increasing health risks. Also, among the top five drugs prescribed last year, statins have been shown to unfavorably alter this inflammatory balance. Moreover, consumption of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) without increasing antioxidant intake will cause increased production of free radicals. Finally, excessive consumption of omega-3 fatty acids can suppress immune function, leading to infections and poor wound healing.